Joella DeVille is May’s That NJ Ish featured artist. The Jersey singer is currently residing in California and is readying her upcoming album. After hearing from Joella about her influences, musical background and more, we asked her to take part in That NJ Ish‘s freestyle segment. For her freestyle, Joella delivers an acappella version of her single, “Ease The Pain.”
For this month’s segment of That NJ Ish, Drewski, Marisa, and I put the spotlight on the “Ease The Pain” singer Joella DeVille. The New Jersey native has been described as “the black Katy Perry.” Joella‘s alto voice perfectly blends R&B and soul while having pop influences.
Joella doesn’t just have a great voice, she’s also trained in music. She began playing violin at age three. As she got older, she studied violin, piano, voice, drama, and dance at Newark School of the Arts. Her classical training, stand-out voice, and her song making ability have already taken her far. Her music has been heard on multiple shows on VH1, Bravo!, and Lifetime. Between her musical training, voice, and charisma Joella has all of the proper components to make her a timeless artist.
We spoke to Joella about her influences, her recent move to California, hearing herself being played on radio for the first time,, and more. Check it out below.
Interview by Julie Aly