joan Returns With New Song “don't wanna be your friend”
- Arkansas-based alt-pop duo joan, consisting of Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford, returned with a new song “don't wanna be your friend” on October 11, 2022.
The song is their first music since the 2021 EPs “hi” and “bye”. Also, it follows up the collaborative song “Point” with Josie Dunne, which was released back in March.
The duo co-wrote the song with Nashville-based alt-pop band Nightly's Jonathon Capeci. Produced by joan and Austin Hull.
The duo said of the song, “[‘don’t wanna be your friend’] details the all too relatable feeling of being in a relationship with someone you love and feel close to but knowing that you need to move on as that person is not the right one for you. It’s also about growing up though and knowing that you just can’t continue being friends with each other, because you know how that situation turns out. hope this song resonates with you in some way - makes you realize you need to cut that person out of your life, makes you move, makes you want to start a band, makes you want to call your best friend :).”
The accompanying music video was directed by Sawyer Skipper. The clip shows joan's light hearted and comedic side complete with an alien invasion to boot.
The duo is currently working in their upcoming debut album.
- source : Apple Music