Liz Rose Ridley


check out big joanie’s glorious punk cover of “cranes in the sky”

August 21, 2020
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Often when you’re writing about a song, you’re trying to explain to your readers why a song or artist is worth their time to check out. But if self-described “Black Feminist Sistah Punk band” Big Joanie releasing a 7″ with a cover of Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky” isn’t self-evident why you need this in your life, then you, my friend, have come to the wrong website. Big Joanie transforms Solange’s iconic hit into a six-minute jam of pure DIY transcendence. Steeped in thick waves of reverb, the band’s take on the song is a driving, angular quest for resilience that we could all use more of. So stop reading this, right now. Listen to the damn song and it’s fantastic B-side, a jagged-edged live take on the band’s 2018 single “It’s You.” It’s amazing. You’re amazing. You deserve it.


Snag your copy of the 7″ via Third Man Records on Bandcamp.

And stay up to date with Big Joanie on Twitter @big_joanie