When The Pendulum Vibe was released back in 1994, Joi was not just slightly ahead of her time, but light years away from what was being done in popular music. We at SB have praised the album for its forward-thinking vibe and experimentation during our Class of 1994 rewind. While the album included the original version of the hit song “Freedom,” and influenced Madonna’s 1994 album, Bedtime Stories, and was critically acclaimed, it didn’t quite live up to expectations. Since that time, Joi has released three more albums, all of which have followed the same pattern of being just as forward-thinking and critically acclaimed, but hindered by sales and lack of commercial appeal.
However, with a cult following that has thrived for more than two decades , there may be a chance that the mainstream has finally caught up with Joi and is ready for Star Kitty’s triumphant return. There are a few whispers that Joi might have something cooking for the 2015. The rumored album, Rebekkah Holylove's Salvation Symphony, has been in the works since 2013, so there’s also the chance it may never see the light of day. However, after thriving for more than 20 years in the music industry off the strength of her voice and her vision, we have faith she’ll come through.