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A safe haven is what the interdisciplinary artist Anna Joan (she/they) creates within her music and performances - a place where vulnerability coexists with strength, and where deep emotions can flourish. Through autobiographical, dreamlike indie-folk songs and dazzling performances, the audience is invited into her personal stories and thoughts.


Born and raised in a small town in the southern region of the Netherlands, Anna was drawn to music from a young age. She began taking vocal classes at the age of 7 and soon started following theatre and dance classes after. Her love for the combination of the three disciplines, singing, acting, and dancing, was what led her to music-theatre in the first place. 


During her bachelor’s degree in 'Music-theatre' at the Fontys Conservatory and experimenting with her own music-theatre productions, she found out that she wanted to write her own songs instead. This led her to pursue a master’s degree in music, specializing in songwriting. During this time, Anna developed her unique sound and style. 


Her love for acting never disappeared. As an actor Anna has been playing in big productions like ‘Rocky Horror Show’, ‘Flikken Rotterdam’ and ‘A Small Light’ by Disney+. It is the combination of the elements which makes Anna so intriguing to watch, whether it is in a tv series or on stage. 


In her EP 'while the wind howls', which was released in June '23, Joan puts her deepest fears and desires on display. Drawing inspiration from artists like Adrianne Lenker, Indigo Sparke, and Julia Jacklin, Anna Joan's songwriting is raw and honest. Whether she is singing about loss, love, or self-discovery, Anna Joan's voice has a way of cutting straight to the heart of the matter, leaving a lasting impression on the listener.


Her EP "while the wind howls" is a testament to her ability to create a space for introspection and emotional exploration within her music.

Listen now.

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