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Arkansas duo joan is getting ready to release their proper debut album next month, and today, they shared their new song "loner."

The duo made up of Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford says of the new track: "You know when you go to a party or really anything with crowds, and you have that sort of pit in your stomach because you don’t feel like you belong and you really just don’t to be there? That's what loner is about — being in those situations and knowing you’re better off just sticking to your own corner and keeping to yourself."

They continue: "But, it’s also about someone walking into that party that sees you and gets you and feels the same way you do and you’re thinking, 'i’d rather be alone, you’d rather be alone, should we alone together?' and all the sudden the thought of being with someone doesn’t seem so bad."

The new song follows a string of singles and EPs over the past few years, including their 2019 debut EP portra and their most recent, their 2021 hi and bye EPs.

Check out the new track now.

joan's live schedule:
May 13 — The Masquerade (Hell Stage) — Atlanta, GA
May 14 — The Basement East — Nashville, TN
May 16 — Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
May 17 — The Lounge @ World Cafe — Philadelphia, PA
May 19 — The Black Cat — Washington DC
May 20 — The Sinclair — Boston, MA
May 23 — The Velvet Underground, Toronto, ON
May 25 — Subterranean — Chicago, IL
May 31 — Parish — Austin, TX
June 1 — Club Dada — Dallas, TX
June 3 — Valley Bar — Phoenix, AZ
June 4 — Voodoo Room @ HOB — San Diego, CA
June 6 — Constellation Room — Santa Ana, CA
June 7 — Teragram Ballroom — Los Angeles, CA
June 8 — Popscene @ Rickshaw Shop — San Francisco, CA
June 10 — Polaris Hall — Portland, OR
June 11 — Barboza — Seattle, WA
June 13 — Soundwell — Salt Lake City, UT
June 14 — Larimer Lounge — Denver, CO
June 16 — Little Rock Music Hall — Little Rock, AR