Joan & The Giants are back at it again with their newly released single, 'Sleep Alone', which tells a story about feeling under-appreciated in a relationship and the emotional and physical effect that it has on someone.
After the creation of many successful releases, the alt-rock band have come up with another track that is sure to reach many with the truly beautiful craftsmanship of lyrics. Grace's smooth yet smokey voice relays a powerful emotional delivery which allows listeners to really connect with the song and relate it to their own lives.
"'Sleep Alone' is about feeling attached to someone that doesn’t make you feel appreciated or seen. You feel like you’re running in circles, canceling plans, waiting up for a message - all for someone who doesn’t really care…” - Grace Newton-Wordsworth
The guitar motif in 'Sleep Alone' really keeps the emotion of the track moving and adds a great layer of texture and drive. This helps to keep the anticipation and energy of the song alive and creates the stepping stones for us to follow the journey as we listen. Starting out with it’s simple foundations on an acoustic guitar, it slowly begins to take off once the band takes hold of the track, reaching higher than initially expected.
Producer Dylan Ollivierre (Holy Holy, Meg Mac) was able to guide the band and help them re-imagine the tone of the song, reassuring them and giving them full faith in the abilities of their members. Acclaimed engineer Ryan Mill (Tones & I, Angus & Julia Stone) went on to mix the track, with mastering by William Bowden (Children Collide, Empire of the Sun).
“This song was one of the most challenging songs we have ever recorded. It’s funny because I wrote it entirely on acoustic guitar, and it sounded very country. When we showed it to our producer Dylan Ollivierre, he definitely had some ideas for a different vision that was much more alt-pop produced, which was perfect for us…” - Grace Newton-Wordsworth
It is great to hear the amazing journey for this song from conception to release and that it was given the time and dedication it deserved. I feel that this song can relate to many people, almost everyone would have gone through something like this at some point in their life and it’s great to see someone produce something that can help people get their feelings off of their chest. It’s definitely going on my playlist!
Joan & The Giants are currently touring Australia right now, be sure to check them out when they visit you!