Local legends Joan & The Giants release single ‘Just For You’ ahead of their WA tour of the same name. The track sees the band explore and dig deeper into the topic of mental health.
The alt-rock band has seen many successful singles since their conception in 2019, using a combination of striking vocals, catchy melodies and skillful storytelling through their lyricism and musical arrangement. Vocalist and keyboardist Grace Newton-Wordsmith and guitarist Aaron Birch have experience writing together for a number of years and are influenced by the events and people in their own life. Members Riley Sutton (drums) and Liam Olsen (Bass) help their vision come to life and thus no matter what point in their journey you’ve jumped on the Joan & The Giants train, their storytelling skills within their discography remain a sight to behold.
‘Just For You’ sees the band touch on important themes of mental health in the song and music video, inspired by the people closest to them. Newton-Wordsmith says the inspiration of the song bloomed from a place of consolation for a dear friend. “I wrote this song for a close friend who lost her brother after our first lockdown in Perth. He faced a very long battle with depression, which tragically took his life. With a heavy heart, I couldn’t stop thinking about my friend who has faced many battles with her own mental health. I wanted to send her my love and tell her how precious she is to me, so I sat down and wrote her this song. Sometimes we all feel alone and disconnected in this world, and I hope that ‘Just for You’ can be a song to comfort people in hard times.”
The band came out with a music video to accompany their new song; director Steve Browne centers the video’s storyline around Jadon Peter Wilder - whomst the song is dedicated to - and his life throughout the years, portraying his struggle with mental health as he progresses from infancy to adulthood.
The band is also currently finishing their WA tour next week! If you’re in the Busselton area on October 16, make sure to stop by the Raising The Vibe festival to see Joan & The Giants perform.
Make sure to give this incredibly poignant music video a watch below!