FRESH: ‘Brain On Fire’ – J0VANNA

J0VANNA debuts with “Brain On Fire”


Pembroke Pines, Florida singer J0VANNA makes 2021 her year to debut her singing talents with her powerful first single, “Brain On Fire” which is sensationally explosive!

Part ballad, part electro-pop anthem, “Brain On Fire” is the first taste of J0VANNA’s upcoming EP, due for release this Autumn, and she’s worked with some pretty hot, mega selling producers.

Co-produced and mixed by Terrence Rolle, collaborator on Pharrell Williams’s “Happy”, and mastered by Grammy-nominated mastering engineer, Dave Kutch, “Brain On Fire” tells the all too common story these days of the struggles of mental illness, an issue that is prevalent and affects all people in varying degrees. The song takes you through the artist’s journey of numbness and pain while dealing with OCD and anxiety disorder.

J0VANNA says of her experience: “Music is a place for self-expression without feeling the fear of judgment. I believe that truth through music heals the soul and stimulates the mind”.

And with such a powerful debut, 2021 looks set to be the year J0VANNA ignites our brains with outstanding songs like her first. Watch out!

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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!