Joan & The Giants have today released their new single titled ‘Slow Motion’. Introverted and introspective, ‘Slow Motion’ takes that slow vibe and makes it intimate with a subtle raw edge and melancholy alt-pop with heart and soul meant for those who like to keep to themselves. A soundtrack for the soul, to say the least. Ingest and intake. This song will become a part of you.
Consisting of partners and longtime collaborators Grace Newton-Wordsworth and Aaron Birch, who formed Joan & The Giants in 2019 with the addition of bandmates Riley Sutton and Liam Olsen, the enchanting quartet continues to deliver emotively raw music that captures the attention of audiences and tastemakers across the country.
Now, returning with their first release since last year’s poignant single ‘Just For You’, Joan & The Giants are manipulating time and tugging at heartstrings in ‘Slow Motion’, wrapping us in an intoxicating indie-pop atmosphere that shivers with the delicate intensity of falling in love.
Accompanied by swooning riffs and a thumping drum heartbeat, Grace’s elegant vocal delivery radiates with the warmth of a whispered breath as the candlelit verse opens up to an enveloping chorus, joined by the serenading strum of an acoustic guitar. Tinged with rose and blurry around the edges, ‘Slow Motion’ culminates in a swirling instrumental that conjures its own romantic scene, as time slows and the feeling of falling in love explored in the track becomes so palpable that it could take your breath away.
With Joan & The Giants founders Grace Newton-Wordsworth and Aaron Birch known for drawing inspiration from their personal lives in their songwriting, ‘Slow Motion’ is an intimate song detailing the all-encompassing feeling of falling in love, as Grace explains:
“‘Slow Motion’ was written about falling in love when you least expect it. The intoxicating feeling of a smokey, dim-lit room moving in Slow Motion. Time starts to fall away and your whole body is focused on breathing someone in and embracing a new part of yourself.”
No strangers to the spotlight, Joan & The Giants have headlined the Shinju Matsuri Festival, supported Odette on the WA leg of her 2019 ‘Lotus Eaters’ tour, performed at Nannup Music Festival in 2021 and received multiple nominations in last year’s prestigious International Songwriting Competition alongside artists such as Missy Higgins, Eskimo Joe and more.
The band’s previous releases have also seen support from the likes of Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, Scenstr, Pilerats, GC Live, Rawing in the Pit and more.
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