Joanna Alina

FRESH: ‘Can’t Let Go’ – Joanna Alina

Joanna Alina “Can’t Let Go”

Singer Joanna Alina has been busy writing. Drawing on themes centred on nostalgia and memories of her own and her friends, she is back with a new single, “Can’t Let Go”. “Can’t Let Go” explores the anchoring sentiments of love and grief. The daily struggle of trying to move on from persistent memories you can’t let go off and the realisaton that you don’t want to.

Joanna started writing the song after having recurring dreams in which she would see her father and grandmother, childhood friends, old haunts, gathered around the dinner table, evoking a strong feeling of nostalgia through the soA tones and muted edges in the powerful production. At the time of writing the song, friends had lost their mothers and fathers. One of them had lost his life battling Covid19. The heartache and longing within “Can’t Let Go” to return to a safer time is palpable.

Joanna’s considered and persistent practice of writing and recording has seen her build a steady profile. Over the course of three singles, in as many years, Joanna has secured rota-on on internatonally syndicated radio programs such as Lopsided World Of L and domestically on Australia’s Good Morning Country. Her enchanting pop sound finding consistent editorial support online helping to develop streaming followers worldwide. The support from media reinforced by her performances throughout Melbourne, LA and London at the Loud in London Festival.

On “Can’t Let Go” and her next new singles, Joanna stripped back the music production that she previously explored on her earlier music and aimed to keep it pure and true to the moment of creation, when it was just her and her piano or guitar. Joanna Alina is due to release three more singles by the end of year each reflecting on a different perspective of nostalgia and the current state of political upheaval that forces us to learn from our past and to move on towards a brighter future.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!