Joan & The Giants’ new single Cruel is a cinematic slice of soulful indie-pop

It was earlier this year, with the release of their single Hold Me, that we were first introduced to the soulful, indie-pop sounds of Perth-based outfit Joan & The Giants. Their music is simultaneously grounded and explorative; it’s rooted in pop, but reaches far wider.

Now, with the release of their latest single Cruel, the band continue to build themselves as one of the more exciting emerging acts in Aussie music. If you’re not already familiar with this name, we strongly recommend you change that now.

On their new single Cruel, Perth-based outfit Joan & The Giants present a cinematic slice of soulful indie-pop brilliance.

Throughout the new single, Joan & The Giants glide through an endearing blend of pop, indie-rock, and soul to craft a sound uniquely their own. With rich instrumental arrangements and soaring vocal hooks, Cruel is the kind of track that’ll stick with you for weeks.

Across the track’s four-minute duration, the band navigate myriad sonic territories—they never sit in one place for too long. The track builds into something completely immersive and cinematic, and by the time it reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been roped in completely to their epic music.

These are still relatively early days for this Perth band, but judging the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes. Here’s hoping we won’t have to wait long to hear what they deliver next.

For now, do yourself a favour and listen to Cruel above.