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JOAN Share New Song ‘something special’

Bringing a dose of feel-good pop and glistening melodies, joan delight with new video and single something special.

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Arkansas duo joan have become quite the two-man powerhouse, blending together sweet synths and grooving instrumentals to deliver an intoxicating sound that’s impossible to resist. They continue their charm offensive with their latest release, something special, an endearing song that cherishes the special feeling of realising you’re in love with your best friend. something special has a melody that twinkles with joy while the lyrics exude positivity, and it’s a sunny energy that is sure to induce a smile on your face. You’ll be left with a warmth in your chest and a pleasant feeling that will make joan an unforgettable name in your repertoire.

Sharing more about the single, joan explain:

this song makes you feel so nice, and if you disagree, we can’t be friends. sorry, but it’s true. this song started as a doobie brothers tribute song, just having some fun one day. we were just messing around with keyboard sounds and came across the chords to what are now the chorus chords. we looked at each other and said “wow this feels special, ohhh special. let’s write around that word.” and then all the sudden the lyrics to the chorus fell into place and we just got more and more excited with each minute that passed. the rest of the song just kind of worked itself out.

we’re both happily married to our wives, and both of our stories include us feeling like we connected like best friends and then realized “oh, i’m in love with my best friend, that’s so lucky.” that’s what this song is about, knowing there’s more than just a friendship there, and hoping the other person feels the same. there isn’t a feeling quite like that, feeling so deeply about someone on a friendship level and also feeling such a deeper love than friendship. we’re lucky to have both experienced that, life is good.