Nurse Turned Singer Songwriter Releases Second Single
Treating dying patients in the pandemic prompted a return to her passion for music.
Artist name: Joanna DeGrâce
For fans of: Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves,
Noah Gundersen, Noah Cyrus
Joanna DeGrâce, a Montreal nurse, wellness coach and singer songwriter, released her first single, entitled Hourglass on all platforms April 15th 2022, which was played on over 40 Canadian radio stations.
Joanna began singing in choirs and musical theatre as a child and teenager, wrote songs as part of a rock band as a young adult and continued casually writing songs as a hobby; but music was put on hold as she pursued a career in nursing.
Joanna's life was brought into a new focus in 2020 after being reassigned to a hot zone to treat sick and dying patients during the pandemic, which gave her the courage and motivation to finally release her music, as "Don't die with the music still in you" rang more true than ever.
Following this wake-up call to follow her dreams as a musician, she salvaged tracks from her old computer before it died altogether, she collaborated with various musicians, a couple of producers and sound engineers during her days off amidst the lockdown in Montreal. Her first single Hourglass is an acoustic heartfelt song with meaningful & hopeful lyrics for fans of Taylor Swift during her more "country era",
Joanna is currently enrolled in a music business mentorship class with Laura Gagné, and is learning the ropes of selfpromotion marketing as an indepenent artist, and enjoying networking with fellow musicians for future collaborations.
The Sad Chase is Joanna's second single, and was released in the fall of 2022, a more upbeat rock song with hints of blues and received over 10K streams on Spotify. She plans on releasing a third single early 2023, followed up shortly with her first EP.
Her lyrics are intimate and vulnerable, and her style is a blended genre of folk-americana, rock and occasional electronic sounds, with influences from David Gray, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Imogen Heap.
Click HERE to listen on Spotify
Photos by Terry Joo photography
As the days go by, all these years fly by.. and I'm starting to feel like my time's running out. Well if life is an hourglass, and all things should come to pass, let's hold on to what we have, even if it won't last.