JÁNA (Johanna Andrén) is an independent artist, producer, and songwriter from Sweden. Not too long ago, she released a dreamy electro-pop single, titled, “Gia,” produced and written by JÁNA and Swedish producer, Isac Hördegård. They became friends and started writing together back in 2016 when they were studying music in the north of Sweden.
JÁNA – “Gia” single
“Do your makeup for fun’s sake if all this goes to hell. You’re naked in the hallway, the sun is on its shelf. Know you’ve been overlooked, you were nothing. Posed to fix all of your broken parts, you waited so long to become you. Now, I will open fall in your arms for a while.” – lyrics
‘Gia’ is a song about the desire to be unconditionally loved. JÁNA was inspired by the supermodel, Gia Carangi, as well as the HBO movie, “Gia,” where she was played by Angelina Jolie. The song contains a fusion of different guitars blended together, some sounding like Country slide riffs, some like synths. JÁNA sings, “Life will be there later, but we’re living now. I know it can’t be over when it hasn’t even begun. It’s endless, for sure, you’re all that I know.” Gia is a savory taste of what listeners can expect to hear on JÁNA’s upcoming debut album, set to be released later this year.
“You can always fall back into my arms.”
“It is definitely a homage to Gia Carangi. I was so touched by the movie and went deeper into Gia’s life story after seeing the movie like 10 times. The movie is about Gia and her life, how she lived fearlessly. Everybody wanted her for her looks while she did not care much for looks. She sought love from her mother and her girlfriend but ended up alone. She got deep into drug problems and sadly died young. This song is reflecting on unconditional, real love, and the search for it. About living life to the fullest. It’s also about seeing beyond beauty. I think the scariest thing for a woman is to be ugly and I think that it is both very sad and very interesting.” – JÁNA explained
JÁNA was introduced to the world via her collaborations with Swedish heavyweights, Little Dragon, on her acclaimed debut solo EP, “Flowerworks.” A mediation on relationships – as well as a chronicle of one of her own past relationships, JÁNA’s unique mixture between live instruments and electronic R&B/alt-pop hybrid captured the attention of notable media outlets. She followed up with the single, “Green,” featuring Nigerian-American duo, VanJess. Green is a jazz-inflected slice of R&B at its finest – all of this culminating in a 2020 Grammy nomination in Sweden.
“You waited so long to become you.”
In 2022, JÁNA released her second EP, “Works,” also written with Little Dragon, FAMILY_TIME, Simon on the Moon, and Frank Ocean’s bassist, Ben Reed. The project included the Spotify single, “Carefree,” for their Oyster playlist. She followed this with a remix of the single, “Joyride,” featuring Vic Mensa, which received support from BBC Radio 1. Recent live highlights include supporting Leon Bridges, along with performances at All Points East, Lollapalooza, and Way Out West.
JÁNA – “Gia” single
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