share new single and video ‘magnetic’
sign to Photo Finish Records
Arkansas duo joan today share their new single ‘magnetic’ via Photo Finish Records. The soaring alt-pop ballad comes with an accompanying video which sees joan traverse plenty of dreamy landscapes. Over the past two years, joan have won hearts internationally with their unique sound which ranges seamlessly from sparkling euphoric pop to tracks infused with 90’s R&B influences.
About the making of ‘magnetic’, Steven from the band says “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.”
“I’ve been around the world, but all I think about is you”
joan are Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford. The two first met playing a show together while in different projects and became fast friends. 2019 was a landmark year for joan; their debut EP, portra, was streamed well over 40 million times. They spent much of the year on the road supporting the likes of Bloc Party, The Aces, Flor, MisterWives, COIN and Jeremy Zucker. The end of 2019 was spent in Asia playing a 7-date run in the Philippines (alongside HONNE), followed by major festival dates in Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. They also announced their debut headlining tour, and early 2020 saw joan playing to sold out crowds across the country, including having to add additional shows in LA to accommodate ticket demand!
About Photo Finish:
Photo Finish Records is an independent label with various multi-platinum success stories. The
label was started by Matt Galle and Mike Marquis, both of whom have been named in Billboard’s 40 under 40. Photo Finish Records initially had massive success with 3OH!3 and built on that success developing the careers of diverse artists including Marian Hill, MisterWives, and The Mowgli’s. This last year brought incredible breakout success with the band SHAED, whose song ‘Trampoline’ (2x platinum US + a dozen other international certifications) was the #1 Alternative song on the radio in 2019, and hit highs of #4 Pop, #3 Hot AC, and #1 Dance. 2020 looks to be an even bigger year for Photo Finish with the debut album from SHAED and releases from Guardin, ROZES, Handsome Ghost, and new acts Elliot Lee, Lakeview, and their latest signing joan.
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