It is without a doubt that ‘Hiatus’ is one of the best indie albums in Los Angeles right now, and there are many reasons for that.
Her name is Joh. Not to be confused with the masculine moniker Jo. But with how much she accomplishes on her new album, Hiatus, I think it would be a good idea for you to keep her in mind.
The LA-based singer uses her 10 tracks to make an impression on us listeners with folk-pop songs that will leave you thinking about the music long after you’ve heard them.
Her lyrics are some of the best I’ve seen throughout this subgenre of singer-songwriter music, she has a unique sound that reminds me of Sarah McLachlan but with more anthemic vocals and guitar riffs, and finally, Joh’s experimentation on the track “As I Float Away” with acoustic and dream pop elements was one of the best decisions she could have made in my opinion.
Joh has been a familiar face on the Los Angeles indie music scene for years, but her latest album, Hiatus, is a stand-out. It’s got 10 tracks of folk-pop that are easy to listen to and sure to put you in a good mood. You’ll love her female vocals and dreamy guitar melodies as well as the relaxing vibe of this album.
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The first thing you’ll notice about Hiatus is that it’s full of acoustic tracks that have a dreamy sound thanks to Joh’s guitar-playing skills. Her voice is soulful and powerful, making even the simplest songs sound like hits.
Another thing you’ll notice is how many love songs there are on this album—it feels like every other track is about love! This isn’t surprising since Joh has always been known for writing love songs with an upbeat vibe, like “I Had A Dream Last Night”.
The artist has a diverse portfolio, but you can be sure the relaxing effect will make your day. Her work is reminiscent of artists like Enya, and this is not an easy accomplishment since Joh makes folk music for an audience that is very different from those of Enya.
Joh is a level higher than Enya because her audience is younger and has access to so many new tracks through streaming services each day.
This is an album of poetry and musical poems, effortlessly arranged into beautiful melodies, which is the essence of this charming folk/dream-pop singer-songwriter.
With its sensational premise and emotional passion, listeners get a glimpse of Joh’s moments, a glimpse of her intimate memories, a sip of breath, and a share of her heartbeat of her.
Mostly based on guitar, this dreamy indie/folk body of work crosses many genres, with R&B/blues-inspired vocals and progressions, as well as soft rock guitar licks and chord progressions.
There is something magical and calming about Hiatus Album, which is like dawn as seen through the windowpane of a dark and peaceful room. It is the expression of pure art in the form of music.
In conclusion: if you’re looking for an album that will put you in a good mood or help you relax after a long day, then Joh’s latest release may be exactly what you want.