Joytime II

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Joytime II
Marshmello Joytime II.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
Length31:23
LabelJoytime Collective
ProducerMarshmello
Marshmello chronology
Joytime
(2016)
Joytime II
(2018)
Joytime III
(2019)
Singles from Joytime II
  1. "Tell Me"
    Released: June 8, 2018
  2. "Check This Out"
    Released: June 15, 2018

Joytime II is the second studio album by American DJ and record producer Marshmello.[1][2] It was released on June 22, 2018.[3]

Background[edit]

Billboard said Marshmello "promised" the album to be musically similar to its predecessor, Joytime.[4] During his performance at the 2018 Electric Daisy Carnival festival, Marshmello played material from the album, which he later uploaded in video to his Twitter page.[5][6][7] On Instagram, he revealed the album cover, captioning "For all my day one mellogang...Joytime II the album is coming soon."[8][9]

Singles[edit]

The first single from the album is "Tell Me", which Marshmello promised to release on June 8, 2018, if his social media post about the song received 5,000 comments.[10][11] The post stated "I will drop Tell Me, one of the singles from Joytime II, this Friday if this post gets 5,000 comments about one good thing you did this week."[12] "Check This Out" was released on June 15, 2018 as the second single of the album.[13]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork4.2/10[14]
Rolling Stone1.5/5 stars[15]

Rolling Stone described the album as monotonous and Marshmello's decision to not feature guests as disappointing, stating "every song sounds like it has already been pre-leased for use by energy-drink companies or extreme-sports squads." The album was given a 'one-and-a-half star' rating by the magazine.[15]

Tommy Monroe of Chorus.fm reviewed the album as "a filled, fun electronic club sounds that later become boring due to its monotony. He praised tracks "Flashbacks", "Tell Me" and "Together" for their feature but criticized "Paralyzed", and "Rooftops" for the lack of rhythm.[16]

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from iTunes.[17]

Joytime II
No.TitleLength
1."Stars"4:06
2."Together"4:06
3."Rooftops"2:57
4."Check This Out"3:39
5."Flashbacks"2:45
6."Tell Me"2:38
7."Paralyzed"3:39
8."Power"3:42
9."Imagine"3:51

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[18] 165
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[19] 21
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[20] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marshmello Confirms 'Joytime Part 2' Album". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Marshmello Confirms Joytime Part 2 – EDMTunes". EDMTunes. May 17, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Fogel, Stefanie (June 4, 2018). "Ninja, Marshmello to Appear on 'YouTube Live at E3'". Variety. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Marshmello Teases New Single From 'Joytime II'". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Marshmello Debuted Two New Songs At EDC from Upcoming EDM Album [VIDEO]". Your EDM. May 23, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  6. ^ Prichea. "Marshmello teases several new tracks from his upcoming "Joytime II" album!". edmnations.com. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Marshmello bestätigt zweites Album "Joytime II"". DJ Mag (in German). Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  8. ^ Fuchs, Dominik. "Marshmello kündigt "Joytime II"-Album an". Dance-Charts.de (in German). Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "G-Eazy & Vic Mensa Have A New Marshmello Collab Dropping This Friday". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  10. ^ Marcus (June 5, 2018). "Marshmello Set to Drop New Music Off Joytime II Album". EDM Sauce. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Marshmello Announces Collab With Vic Mensa and G-Eazy Coming Friday". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "Marshmello Will Release An Album Single If You Comment on His Post". EDMTunes. June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  13. ^ Marshmello. "I'm dropping another single from Joytime II, this Friday! #checkthisout". Twitter. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  14. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (June 29, 2018). "Marshmello: Joytime II". Pitchfork. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  15. ^ a b Leight, Elias (June 22, 2018). "Review: Marshmello Can't Escape Monotony on 'Joytime II'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "Marshmello - Joytime II • chorus.fm". chorus.fm. 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  17. ^ "Joytime II by Marshmello on iTunes". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Marshmello Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  19. ^ "Marshmello Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  20. ^ "Marshmello Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 3, 2018.