by Thomas Bedward July 27, 2021
A Canadian singer-songwriter with a penchant for blending emotive neo-soul and vibrant pop, Miranda Joan has soared into the spotlight with the release of her disco-infused new single, ‘Dans Ma Poche’.
Born in Montréal and raised in Vancouver, Joan has always used her multicultural upbringing to enhance her music. With a passion and reverence for music legends such as Stevie Wonder and Carole King, along with contemporary artists such as Erykah Badu, Anderson Paak and Emily King, Joan’s music is bold, invigorating, and irresistible, blending a diverse range of sounds to create a stunning and irrepressibly soulful style.
On her new single, ‘Dans Ma Poche’, Joan has revealed a surprising ‘nu disco’ sound, along with her French alter ego, NUNI. Speaking candidly about the new release, Joan explained that the track "was born out of an inside joke about my French alter ego who is a DJ named NUNI. She loves to party and eat French pastry, and, in this song, she is essentially listing things that are in her pocket (family, friends, pastries etc); the things that one wishes to carry with them wherever they go."
She further confides, "It turned into this electronic bop when producer J3P0 got his hands on it. I was born in Montréal and am an avid pastry consumer so I’m excited to finally put out a track in French that is also a nod to one of the great passions in my life: baked goods. This song is an ode to every croissant loving, pastry packing, dance floor crusher! May you eat well and party on."
Joan recently returned to Vancouver after living in NYC where she performed on national tours and played sold-out shows at venues such as the Guggenheim, Joe’s Pub and The Town Hall and has been a headliner at well-known NYC venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Rough Trade, and National Sawdust. In 2019 she performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival with the Orchestre National de Jazz, led by Sly5thAve in a tribute to Dr Dre. Joan is a co-host and co-founder of Brooklyn’s Femme Jam (NYC’s first all-female led jam session) as well as a music mentor with the non-profit SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young where she works with kids 8-18 who stutter.
Joan has also shared the stage and has worked with high-profile artists such as Andy Grammar, Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton), Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), Surf Mesa, Lorde and Shawn Mendes.
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