joan – so done

Arkansas duo joan return with their sixth(!) single of 2021. And true to form, ‘so done’ is another infectiously catchy pop bop that is sure to be played on loop for a good while.

“Growing up we always heard artists say things like ‘we wrote this song in 20 minutes’ and always thought it was a bit dramatic because it just doesn’t really happen like that. But listen, we basically wrote this song in 20 minutes. This song actually was the counterpart to ‘so good’, which became the two songs that jumpstarted the thought to create a double EP called ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ based around the start and ending of a relationship.”

‘hi’ and ‘bye’ are due for release this December via Photo Finish Records, while ‘hi’ lands a month earlier. 


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If you’re a geek about 90’s pop then this could be your summer anthem. Bursting with nostalgia but still feeling current.

Taken from the EP ‘cloudy’ which is now available on limited edition 12” vinyl via joan’s online store, where tickets to their special online live show on Saturday 8th August are also available.


joan – magnetic

“This song is sentimental. We started writing together while we were still in two separate projects. When I heard Alan working on ‘magnetic’ for his band in the studio, I fell in love with it. We joked back and forth for several years about making it a joan song. When we were in Asia last fall working on lyrics for a few songs, this song just fell into our laps again and made sense to release under our name.”