joan just recently released a new track, “Flowers.”
joan (Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford) have spent the past few years building their world, single by single, tour date by tour date; from their debut EP, 2019’s portra, to the much-loved cloudy & its sister EP partly cloudy, to 2021’s hi & bye EPs. Their songs have been streamed over 120 million times, with well over a million listeners a month across streaming platforms.
They have enjoyed US and international tours supporting the likes of Jeremy Zucker, COIN, Bloc Party and The Aces, as well as playing to fans across Asia with headline shows and festivals in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong. joan will return to Asia for the biggest shows yet, includes dates at a basketball arena and a theme park.
Their infectious blend of pop eras & styles belies their roots in Little Rock, Arkansas, but their sense of warmth and community from those around them at home gives their music a sense of belonging often missing from others’ and that extends to their fanbase. They interact with them via a successful Patreon page and through free meet & greets at every show.
We have previously featured joan, with their single, “don’t wanna be your friend.” They just released a new track, “flowers.” Check it out below!
The new track is really well done. It features their signature sound with the instrumentals, and some beautiful vocals as well. They have the ability to bring the listener in with their lyrics, and leave them wanting more. This is an insanely talented group that just keeps popping out hits. Definitely a performance that needs to be on your playlists. As one of my favorite groups and is a staple on my playlists, you will be listening to them on repeat for a while. Also, you can view their remaining tour dates below. Click on each link to buy tickets.
Nov 25 – Senayan Park (Spark): Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov 27 – Very Festival @ Thunder Dome: Bangkok, Thailand
Nov 30 – Space Odd: Tokyo, Japan
Dec 3 – Sorpresa Music Festival @ Enchanted Kingdom: Enchanted Kingdom: Laguna Philippines
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Jerrett Franklin grew up in a small town, he moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.