Johanna Warren – “Cleansed By Fire” Video

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Earlier this year, the Portland singer-songwriter Johanna Warren released the lovely, incandescent album Gemini II. Today, she’s got a video that she’s made for the album track “Cleansed By Fire.” Warren directed the video herself, and it tells a story that plays out through a broken sort of chronology, one that you have to … More »

Stream Johanna Warren Gemini II

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At the end of the week, Johanna Warren is releasing Gemini II, the companion to her great 2016 album Gemini I. We’ve already heard early tracks “Here To Tell,” “inreverse,” and “Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me,” and now the rest of the LP is streaming via Hype Machine ahead … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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The Grammys go down this weekend and we’re all quaking with anticipation. Will Jay-Z win the coveted Album Of The Year trophy as we predicted, leaving Kendrick out in the cold again? We’ll have to tune in Sunday to find out. In the meantime, check out the five best songs of the week … More »

Johanna Warren – “Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me”

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Earlier this month, Portland-based singer/songwriter Johanna Warren released the slow-simmering “inreverse” from her forthcoming album, Gemini II, and today she follows it up with “Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me.” The swirling acoustic number deals with the dualities and dissonance she has been exploring since Gemini I, referencing “the pleasure of … More »

Johanna Warren – “inreverse” Video

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With her 2016 album Gemini I, Portland singer-songwriter Johanna Warren introduced us to the first of her twin albums about two Gemini characters under a Tarot card dichotomy (the Devil card and the Lovers card). She drew on complementary opposites, things that work together because they don’t. Her ominous but angelic folk ballads unified competing … More »

Johanna Warren – “Here To Tell” Video

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Last month, Johanna Warren shared the wonderful “Here To Tell,” the first single from her new album, Gemini II — she recently played it for us in a Stereogum Session — and today Warren is sharing a music video for the track. It was directed by Jordan Tetewsky and it’s a wintry and … More »