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NEWS: Joan As Police Woman’s new single and Lemons, Limes & Orchids album

American musician Joan As Police Woman has announced the release of her new single ‘Long For Ruin’, releasing on the 13th June.

Sobering and quietly confrontational, ‘Long For Ruin’ finds Joan As Police Woman in a state of existential lament. Questioning and reflecting on the sorrowful state of the world at present, but more so on the role humans play as active agents in society’s ongoing decay and devastation.

The track is a scintillating hybrid of indie rock and alternative soul, featuring distorted guitar and shuffling percussion. ‘Long For Ruin’ comfortable sits in a universe that is singularly Joan’s, all of which is further brought to life by a vocal performance which evokes an air of contemplation and melancholy.

Speaking on the track, Joan As Police Woman said: “This song refers to the human race’s seemingly wilful move away from ourselves. Away from our interest in listening, in finding commonalities and compassion, communication and love. We seem intent on destroying ourselves. We seem unwilling to share resources. We seem to have turned away from ourselves and in turn each other.”

The single’s release comes as the musician announced her upcoming 10th studio album Lemons, Limes & Orchids, her first project since 2021. A crowning showcase of artistry, the new album sees Joan venture deeper into her jazz influences, with further affections associated with electronic and ambient music.

Due for release on 20 September via PIAS, the record features production and instrumentation from an impressive list of collaborators. Personnel include GRAMMY-award winning Meshell Ndegeocello on bass, Chris Bruce (Seal, Trevor Horn, Alanis Morisette) on guitar, Daniel Mintseris (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Elvis Costello & The Imposters) on keys and Parker Kindred (Jeff Buckley, Liam Gallagher) and Otto Hauser alternating on drums.

In October Joan As Police Woman will be embarking on a European tour. She will play shows in Leeds, Cardiff, and London, as well as Milan, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Tickets and more information can be found here.

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