Johanna Warren performs in Madison March 23rd at The Frequency, in advance of her upcoming album, numun.
Out May 19 on Team Love Records, hear the album's lead single: "Less Traveled": https://soundcloud.com/teamlove/johanna-warren-less-traveled/
"Johanna Warren is a celestial body, and it's impossible not to get drawn into her orbit." - Stereogum
Johanna Warren is a songwriter based Portland, Oregon. Her new album, numun, will be released worldwide on Team Love Records May 19, 2015. In Johanna's words, "This album is dedicated to the moon: by honoring her phases, I am restoring balance to my body and making peace with the cycles of all natural things; and to the divine feminine: by collectively cultivating her, may we restore balance to our world."
Although Warren has lent her vocal talents to artists like Natalie Merchant and Iron & Wine, she identifies primarily as a songwriter. An intuitively self-taught guitarist, she channels powerful songs in weird time signatures and melancholic open tunings, weaving adept finger-picking with acrobatic vocal lines and carefully crafted poetry, in reverence of her patron songwriting saints Elliott Smith, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. numun is an oceanic voyage from dark to light and back that is rich in sensual language, riveting self-reflective candor and surreal sonic landscapes.