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On the heels of her latest single ‘Disaster’, Joanna Jones returns to share new song ‘Step Outside’, Listen Here
Melbourne based, New Zealand born, dance pop multidimensional artist Joanna Jones has returned with the highly anticipated follow up to her most recent single ‘Disaster’. Titled Step Outside the new single is a bold flipside to the emotional, break-up ballad – narrated from the perspective of the other person in the dissolving relationship.
Joanna portrays the journey an individual undertakes after being blindsided, as they make their way from the darkness to the light to flourish into their truest selves. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, digging deep where no-one else dwells and taking back their personal power, seeing the brightness, freedom and beauty of the world once more.
Step Outside begins with Joanna’s enigmatic vocal and a moody, pulsating percussion that builds into a crescendo of electronic elements wrapped tightly around the fierce, central theme of owning your own strength.
Jones describes the meaning of the song in her own words. “It’s quite funny really as the chorus of Step Outside which was written in July last year goes ‘’So open the door and step outside with nothing to fear and nothing to hide, I didn’t prepare so I wanted to share it with you and me instead’’ which when put into the context of our current Covid crisis is totally inappropriate. Haha However, what the chorus is actually referring to is stepping out into the world after being betrayed and blind sided. Digging deep where no one else dwells, knowing your worth (even if others can’t see it) and stepping into your power, outside of the judgements and expectations of others to flourish into your truest self. No matter how many people let you down, you always have the ability to rise up and see the beauty in the world. No one can take that away from you.
‘Disaster’ (Part One) has a dreamy, but busy sultry fifty shades of grey vibe and the vocals are totally reverbed out, where as I wanted Step Outside’s chorus to slap really hard and be empowering in an uplifting, but dark edgy way, which I think it does. Both vocals were recorded from my home studio in Melbourne”. Step Outside is Joanna’s fourth release of the year.
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