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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, new single from Canadian singer/songwriter Miranda Joan, She Knows, is a celebration of female friendship.
Being a woman comes with a complex set of stories that push and pull us in so many directions. The undercurrent is one of immense power, but often its surface is restless with questions of worth in a world that often challenges our value and undermines our personhood.
I am increasingly in awe of and grateful for those who live in strength and self-knowing and remind me of our power. This song is in honor of the friends who can see through choppy waters and into the crystal clear hues of your humanity; those who truly see you, who love you, who know you.-Miranda JoanTrending
Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and musician Miranda Joan was born in Montréal and spent her formative years growing up on the north shore of Vancouver. She filled diaries with emotions and experiences to create a safe place to land for both her heart and her imagination, words that that would go on to form the basis of her song writing.
Her personal experiences and the artistic and spiritual energies of the places she has called home flow through intricate song writing and playful production to create a unique blend of Soul-Pop, inspired by artists such as Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Anderson Paak, Little Dragon and Robyn, drawing on both the classic and the contemporary.
With the fluidity of growing up along the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver and the joy-de-vivre and creativity that Montréal exudes radiating through her music, Miranda has always sustained strong roots in Canada. A shy child, her first experiences of music and performing came from high school drama and musical theatre.
Leaning into Soul, R&B and Jazz sounds, she found a natural home for her voice. She moved to New York to study Jazz and opened her inquisitive sound and creative style to a host of artists and producers in her musical surroundings, as well as the grittiness and intensity of the city.
Establishing herself in the Brooklyn Soul/Jazz community, Miranda is the co-host and co-founder of Brooklyn’s Femme Jam (NYC’s first all-female led jam session); a community initiative to create a womxn-led space with an emphasis on female musicians that fosters inclusivity. Arts mentorship has been an important through-line in Joan’s career and for the past eight years she has been a music mentor with the non-profit SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young where she works with youth 8-18 who stutter.
She has performed on national tours, played sold-out and headline shows at well-known New York venues, provided backing vocals for the likes of The Killers, Shawn Mendes, Lorde, Kylie Minogue and Andy Grammar, and joined Sly5thAve at Montréal Jazz Festival with the Orchestre National de Jazz de Montréal, in a tribute to Dr. Dre.
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In 2021 she was selected as one of First Up with RBCxMusic Emerging Artists as she released her debut album, Windborne, the follow up to her 2019 EP, Still. Both releases received consistent radio airplay in Vancouver and Los Angeles and led to a sync placement on Canadian TV show, The Strays.
Recent singles, Overstimulated and I Love You, Dwayne, have received support from NPR, Consequence, EARMILK, Exclaim! and airplay from CBC and MountainFM in Canada and Tony Minvielle (Jazz FM) in the UK.
Blossoming out of what was originally intended as a one song collaboration, Miranda has spent recent years collaborating with Ben Carr AKA CARRTOONS on her sophomore album, Overstimulated.
It is an album book-ended by songs of affirmation, of rooting, of returning to and loving oneself, intertwined with the messy, chaotic and interconnected web of my hopes, dreams, imagination, love, and heartache.-Miranda Joan
Simultaneously leaning into and letting go of the excessive and overstimulating, the LP sees Miranda shift into a space of contemporary Jazz and Soul, where the instrumental and acoustic meets the electronic. Developed song writing and storytelling sits alongside production from CARRTOONS and additional offerings from the likes of Sly5thAve, Jake Sherman, Ben Williams, The Huntertones and Kristine Kruta.
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