Toronto, ON – August 29, 2022 – Canadian-born, New York City-based singer-songwriter and musician, Miranda Joan, brings alluring, soul-infused pop and R&B to the fore. Having grown up in Canada and being no stranger to the cold, one thing Miranda learned from New York summers is that you can’t fight the heat - and at some points,  you must surrender to it. The summer may be winding down, but senses continue to rise in every degree of her new single - Overstimulated - a sultry track inspired by a multitude of locales and the ideas that arise in new places, in good company, with all the feelings. Listen to it on Bandcamp and all platforms here and read the lyrics here.

"I wrote this song when the doors to life had just reopened post-lockdown and I was, as I’m sure many of us were, ready to erupt. It was summer in New York City, I had just returned from nine months in Vancouver, and it was hot. We’re talking sweat dripping down the small of your back, sleeping on top of the sheets, too-hot-to-think kind of heat. In what felt like a blink of an eye, everything opened up and here we were, hermited heathens, given keys to the city. The energy was intense and, having spent so much time in isolation, when things finally came back and we were able to socialize again, I was overcome with urgency. I wanted to do it all, I wanted contact, I wanted to be around people, I wanted to be seen, I wanted to feel. I was vibrating and it was as overwhelming as it was exciting. Overstimulated  is about the exhilarating part of reaching out and feeling it all again."

Overstimulated marks the first single from  Miranda's forthcoming album, set to launch in 2023. It is accompanied by a cinematic visual filmed on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Vida Fodonaand styled by Brazilian fashion brand, Santa Maria. Watch Overstimulated and learn more about the experience below. 

On the process, Miranda reflects: "I have many loved ones in Brazil and the reason I wanted to do the visuals for this single there was, for starters, it was during Carnival which feels like overstimulation personified. Also, Rio happens to be a place where surrender to heat is ritualized. I’ve learned a lot about the power of my femininity in the times I’ve spent in Brazil and it has been a place that has brought me closer to my body; to really be in my skin and to enjoy and celebrate it. Whatever that looks like for you, it’s yours. You define it; you own it."

Overstimulated captures a sense of wonder and shows Miranda fully committing to and embracing the sensual side of her personality and her music. From the stripped down production in the verses to the visuals, she wanted this song to capture emotions in a time of reopening, of new adventure, of feeling connection with people as a mirror for ourselves in ways we hadn’t been able to during lockdown; to not only fantasize about connection but to once again be able to go out and feel it. The track was produced by CARRTOONS, with additional synths by Jake Sherman.

The track is a sample of what audiences can expect to hear from Miranda as the seasons change - stay tuned! 

About Miranda Joan:
Miranda Joan is a Canadian soul-pop singer and songwriter born in Montréal and raised in Vancouver. Currently based in Brooklyn, Joan maintains strong roots in Canada. Joan divides her time between countries and it was her university studies in jazz that originally brought her to New York, a city whose grittiness and intensity has influenced her artistry as profoundly as her bi-coastal upbringing. The fluidity that came with growing up along the Pacific ocean in Vancouver and the joy-de-vivre and creativity that Montréal exudes continue to shape Joan's personally, artistically and spiritually. Both her French and English backgrounds have made their way into her writing, which orients itself around story and lyrics and is largely influenced by her reverence for soul and pop music.

Miranda Joan was selected as one of First Up with RBCxMusic Emerging Artists in 2021, shared the virtual stage at CMW and has received radio airplay in Vancouver and Los Angeles. Living in NYC, Joan has performed on national tours and played sold-out shows as well as headlined well-known NYC venues. In 2019 she performed at the Montréal Jazz Festival with the Orchestre National de Jazz de Montréal, led by Sly5thAve in a tribute to Dr. Dre, and she is a co-host and co-founder of Brooklyn’s Femme Jam (NYC’s first all-female led jam session) which is a community initiative to create a womxn-led space with an emphasis on female musicians that fosters inclusively and creates community. 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. 

Joan has shared the stage singing background for high-profile artists such as Andy Grammar, Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton), Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), Surf Mesa, Lorde and Shawn Mendes.

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