Joan is Cruising its Way To The Sunrise
Arkansas duo, Joan, keep making a good rep of themselves among critics and amateurs alike. Their new song ‘Drive All Night’ is a track full of magic. No one can dispute the fact that these two young men are very talented and are on their way to gain much more recognition in the industry with their ability to recreate a certain time of music history, in their own way.
Inspired by 80’s synthwave beats and melodies, Joan gest you in a very nostalgic state, which is a good thing. Not only they sound nostalgic but their ability to mix their honeyed male vocals in their craft can certainly count as a great combination of grace and power. The melodies we hear in ‘Drive All Night’ are catchy, magical, and addictive. No one can get away with it. The perfect song for a midnight drive around town with the person you love, “Drive All Night” showcases a modern take on what a John Hughes soundtrack would sound like today.
Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford - who are both members of Joan - are setting the stakes pretty high for any up-and-coming artists inspired by 80’s, 90’s and even early 00’s pop music. But they’re also a great inspiration to anyone who’s striving for the stars. Joan are thinking big and not looking back. With more than 400k monthly listeners on Spotify, the duo from Arkansas are definitely gathering new fans every month or even week.
The duo first met playing a show together while in different projects and became fast friends. Recently named a standout act at 2018’s Great Escape Festival by The Telegraph and The Independent, joan has steadily earned an impassioned fanbase due to their endearingly earnest humble Arkansas beginnings and their insatiable work ethic, which has them consistently touring.
Recent North American tours include slots playing with the likes of Alice Merton, Jeremy Zucker, courtship and COIN. Portra represents the first phase of the band’s music and includes the first four singles released , which have earned the duo significant buzz, ten million + streams on Spotify alone, and over fourteen million across all platforms, and radio play across Europe as well as at college stations across the United States