joan Releases Debut Album “superglue”
Arkansas-based alt-pop duo joan, consisting of Alan Benjamin Thomas (guitar/vocals) and Steven Rutherford (drums/vocals), released their debut album “superglue” along with a new music video for the title track on April 19, 2023.
The album comprises 13-track, produced by Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford.
The duo said of the album, “It's totally wrecked our world and we both have been going through a lot of the same growth that comes alongside being a parent. It's changed our whole process of writing, and way more than just like having a kid and making every song about them. It's made us think more about who we are as people, what we want to put into the world and what we want to get out of it, just reflecting on life way more than I think we ever have. This album as a whole is about the past and the present happening at the same time, it's about dreams for the future and hoping for a better tomorrow but missing yesterday. It's by far the best and most meaningful music we've ever made, it has something for everyone, and we hope it means something to you too.”
- Alan Benjamin Thomas added, “I'd love for our name to be synonymous with our sound. We hope you hear this album and go, 'That's the best first joan record they could've possibly mustered up'. At the same time, I hope it encourages you to ask questions and know it's okay not have an answer to everything. The human experience is very nuanced. It's not all black-and-white; it's okay to live in the gray. We've found joy and peace in there. Maybe our music gives you a little bit of joy in the middle of chaos.”
The duo explained about some tracks for the album.
“You know when you go to a party or really anything with crowds, and you have that sort of pit in your stomach because you don't feel like you belong and you really just don't to be there? That's what loner is about - being in those situations and knowing you're better off just sticking to your own corner and keeping to yourself. But, it's also about someone walking into that party that sees you and gets you and feels the same way you do and you're thinking, 'i'd rather be alone, you'd rather be alone, should we alone together?' and all the sudden the thought of being with someone doesn't seem so bad.”
"We wrote this song with the lovely Emily Falvey of Nashville and Jonathan Capeci from Nightly, and the second we all walked into the room together there was immediate chemistry between us. We wanted to get as close to the emotion of a sort of school like love story, where you constantly want to be around them but you also literally feel like you're going to throw up because you're so... nervous (wink), and you don't want to say the wrong thing around them. it's such a cool and distinct feeling, we hope this song takes you back to that place.”
“I remember running around the streets of my best friend's neighborhood after midnight, skipping around from friend to friends house. I remember rushing to my friend's house after school to rehearse our new songs in his garage. I remember driving around town after the sun went down just because we could. you make so many memories in those formative years. You never think to yourself, “this won't last forever”. but then you grow. It happens slow – years go by, seasons change. That's just life. If you're lucky, some of those people stick around. but for a lot of us, you're left asking, “why don't we talk anymore?”. That's what this song is to us.”
“As new dads, we were like, 'What if we wrote this about our girls?'. We want them to know we're superglue for them. We're the guys you can run to when you're sad or you want to rejoice because something happy happened at school. If you're not a parent, it can be about someone you really care about. We're singing it to our little girls though.”
Photo by Jacob Ruth
- source : Apple Music