Track: Never the ‘Cool Kid’ – Boorloo/Perth’s Joan & The Giants release the effervescent indie pop single ahead of Australian tour

With a deep melancholic vein running through the expressive, effervescent bounce of ‘Cool Kid’, Joan & The Giants have crafted a pop delight that marries melody and vitality with a sense of yearning.

The lyrics are clever and wry – covering the anxieties and frustrations of coming out – if I were a boy would you like me better, would I get to meet your mother? Singer Grace Newton-Wordsworth’s vocals are absolutely divine with a mix of Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries, Sharon Van Etten and Phoebe Bridgers sailing across a jangling synth-edged instrumentation and a euphoric chorus that would wake the soulless and the dead:

Heady intelligent pop of the highest order. ‘Cool Kid’ is out now and available to download and stream here.

Joan & The Giants are undertaking a massive Australian tour – details below.

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  1. […] that long after mesmerising us with their single ‘Cool Kid‘, Joan & The Giants are back with the monstrously beautiful and stately single […]

  2. […] recognition. Arun Kendall of Backseat Downunder aptly described ‘Cool Kid’ as “Heady intelligent pop of the highest order.” The WA Music Awards bestowed upon them seven nominations, with victories in categories such […]

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