joan shares special “superglue” single featuring acclaimed Japanese singer NOA out now via Photo Finish Records

Acclaimed alt pop duo joan today release a special version of their hit single “superglue” featuring Japanese trilingual artist NOA. The enthralling song is off of their highly acclaimed debut album superglue released via Photo Finish Records. “superglue” is one of the most poignant and heartfelt songs the duo has written and the song has already touched audiences around the globe. On the meaning behind the emotional track joan confides, “As new dads, we were like, ‘What if we wrote this about our girls?’,” recalls Alan. “We want them to know we’re superglue for them. We’re the guys you can run to when you’re sad or you want to rejoice because something happy happened at school. If you’re not a parent, it can be about someone you really care about. We’re singing it to our little girls though.”

The new version features acclaimed Japanese singer NOA who sings a verse in both Japanese and English lending his warmly rich and emotive vocals to the impassioned track. On the collaboration NOA shares, “I am very honored to be participating in joan’s new song “superglue.” I am also very happy that the collaboration that I wanted to achieve is being delivered to everyone so quickly after a wonderful encounter. I am sure that there would be a part for everyone to sympathize with in the Japanese lyrics written from my perspective and the message the song “superglue” holds. I hope many people will listen to it. I am very grateful to joan and my fans for making this happen.” The version is shared alongside a fun-loving visualizer showing joan and NOA recording and hanging out in NYC.

In addition to the new single, joan has announced an Asian tour complete with shows in Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore where they are set to perform to over 160,000 at the Singapore Grand Prix. The band just completed their U.S tour, performing to thousands of fans across the states.

Listen to “superglue featuring NOA”

The Little Rock, Arkansas based twosome is known for creating expansive pop music from inside their bedrooms in deepest Middle America. Their infectious blend of pop eras, DIY, self-sustaining aesthetic and deep connection with their fanbase has resulted in international success with over 150 million streams and sold out shows across the globe including headlining 15,000+ capacity venues in Asia.

joan (Alan Benjamin Thomas and Steven Rutherford) have spent the past few years building their world, single by single, tour date by tour date; from their debut EP, 2019’s portra, to the much-loved cloudy & its sister EP partly cloudy, to 2021’s hi & bye EPs. Their songs have been streamed over 150 million times, with well over a million listeners a month across streaming platforms. joan have enjoyed U.S. and international tours supporting the likes of Jeremy Zucker, COIN, Bloc Party and The Aces, as well as playing to fans across Asia with headline shows and festivals in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong – they return to Asia for the biggest shows yet, includes dates at a basketball arena and a theme park.

joan’s infectious blend of pop eras & styles belies their roots in Little Rock, Arkansas, but their sense of warmth and community from those around them at home gives their music a sense of belonging often missing from others’ and that extends to their fanbase, with whom they interact via a successful Patreon page and through free meet & greets at every show. 2023 promises to be the band’s biggest yet, with the release of their debut album and worldwide touring & festivals.

joan tour dates

September 12 – soundrenaline Kota Jakarta Utara, Indonesia 

September 14 – Lido Connect: Bangkok, Thailand 

September 16 – Singapore Grand Prix: Singapore 

September 17 – Singapore Grand Prix: Singapore 

September 19 – New Frontier Theater: Manila, Philippines 

September 21- Sibyl WWW X, Tokyo, Japan


Photo Finish Records is an independent record label boasting a diverse artist roster including alternative rock, indie pop and hip hop. The label was created and founded by Matt Galle and in 2021 celebrated its fifteenth year of success. As the label grew and developed, Matt brought in his business partner Mike Marquis to co-run the label with him. PFR is known for developing and breaking an eclectic roster of artists such as 3OH!3, SHAED, Marian Hill, MisterWives, ROZES, The Mowgli’s, and newer signings The Maine, 93FEETOFSMOKE, Elliot Lee, Delacey, Billy Lockett, AVIV, and joan. SHAED’s track “Trampoline” is triple platinum in the US with over 2 billion streams worldwide, 3OH!3’s debut album “Want” is certified Gold with 3 platinum singles and over 15 million singles sold which includes collaborations with Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Lil’ Jon and Ke$ha. Marian Hill’s releases including their debut album “Act One” have sold 12 million tracks making big waves with the breakthrough hit “Down” as well as successful albums from MisterWives and their gold single “Reflections,” Anthony Green, Handsome Ghost, and many others. Matt Galle and Mike Marquis are well known and respected leaders in the music industry having both been recognized in Billboard’s 40 under 40 and three years (2020, 2021, 2022) in a row on Billboard’s Indie Power Players list. The team is located in NYC and PFR is distributed through Virgin Music, Label and Artist Services.

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