Vocalist Samara Joy has signed with Verve Records and will release a full-length album with the storied jazz label this year.

The 22-year-old singer has already earned critical acclaim from The New York Times and NPR while making fans out of Anita Baker, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield and many others.

The Bronx native was the 2019 winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

Joy’s new album Linger Awhile finds her updating beloved songs with a modern twist, including classics by George Gershwin, Thelonious Monk, Fats Navarro and more.

The album’s announcement was accompanied by the lead single Can’t Get Out of This Mood, previously popularized by the likes of Nina Simone and Frank Sinatra.