Morgan Joanel is a passionate individual fuelled by talent and hard work, which has led her to experience more of the music industry than most. From traversing the USA working with Grammy-nominated producers, to hunkering down in Perth’s Blackbird Studios with the esteemed team of Adrian Breakspear (Gang Of Youths) and Dave Parkin (Tired Lion, Abbe May), she has been a creative force for the last decade Australia wide and beyond.
Joanel’s latest single, Disappear marks the highest point of her storied music career, going back to her hometown Perth to create the song, she specialises in seductive alt-pop, which energy is apparent in her latest music release. Whether singing, songwriting, or creating artworks, her natural curiosity and strong worth ethic has always been at the centre of her successes and happiness.
If the high standard of her work can be attributed to anything, it is this. Sometimes though, it is a bolt of lightning sent and received without effort or intervention. Lead single Disappear, as the perfect example was written in 15 minutes. Ending a bout of writer’s block, the song came just days before she was scheduled to enter the studio, and was a much welcome sign of good things to come.
Blessed with a smoky, honey-toned voice, Joanel’s music has always had an alluring quality, highlighted especially in her evocative live performances where live looping of layered harmonies, beats and guitars showcase her musical abilities. From a creatively frustrating experience signed to the world’s largest major label to the freedom and artistic limitlessness of her own independence, she is merging both music and art into a multi-dimensional vision. The concept: a 5 track EP with visual artworks to expand on the music; was funded entirely by her widespread fanbase through a hugely successful Kickstarter.
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