“like Mazzy Star guesting on an early Neil Young demo”
MOJO

“An amazing artist, I’m a huge fan – an astonishing voice & I love her songwriting”
LAUREN LAVERNE, BBC 6 MUSIC

“definitive confirmation of her enormous talent”
TOP 10 NATIONAL ALBUMS 2016
EL PAIS

#11 THE MOST OUTSTANDING RECORDS OF 2016
LA VANGUARDIA

“Her soft and genuine voice opens you up to a new world, a world of dreams and smooth and silken atmospheres”
ROLLING STONE FRANCE

“‘The voice of an angel’ is an expression often used by music reviewers but despite it not being on best form owing to tiredness from a hard day of travelling, few could argue that Joana Serrat’s isn’t just that.”
TOO MANY BLOGS

“There are many ways to get away from reality; “Cross The Verge” is one of them. All dawns in “Lonely Heart Reverb” – Joana Serrat puts us in a dream, asking us to walk across an ocean of desires and re-discover with her a place of shadows, deserts and endless echoes.”
#1 TOP NATIONAL ALBUMS 2016
BLISSTOPIC

“fragile, precious and alluring”
DROWNED IN SOUND

“…the spectre of Joanna Newsom hangs heavy on her breathy vocal – evokes the sweeping alt-country of Lambchop. Gorgeous.”
NME

“brooding sonic elegance” ★★★★
THE IRISH TIMES

9/10
MONDO SONORO

“She completely disarms with her hazy delicacy”
EL PERIÓDICO

#1 – BEST ALBUMS OF 2016, LISTENERS’ POLL
iCAT CATALUNYA RADIO

“There can be absolutely no doubt that she is an amazingly talented artist and songwriter.”
SONIC BANDWAGON

“It’s an album that seduces on first listen and has enough depth and variety for repeat visits. Serrat, along with her collaborators, has made a beautiful record.” 8/10
AMERICANA UK

THE BEST NATIONAL RECORDS OF 2016
EL PERIÓDICO CATALUNYA

“Cross The Verge has a slightly intoxicating and sometimes almost mesmerizing effect and does occasionally remind you of albums by Mazzy Star.”
KRENTEN UIT DE POP

“Joana Serrat is undoubtedly a major new talent. Her songs on ‘Cross the Verge’ blend an exquisite ethereal folk with a very modern take on the dreamy shoegaze genre.”
SONIC BANDWAGON

“an extraordinary album”
PENNYBLACK MUSIC

“A beautiful album to prolong the fires of the summer, once the cold and the rain have returned”
ABUS DANGEREUX

“Her songs are thoughtful, delicate and achingly beautiful.”
LISTOMANIA

“A beautiful, moving and captivating set… Serrat’s ethereal voice filled the room and occupied a space between a Mazzy Star like breathiness and an earthy, deep lustiness that evoked Beach House’s Victoria Legrand.”
9/10
THE FOUNTAIN

“Compelling”
DOTS & DASHES

“Wonderful”
AMELIA’S MAGAZINE

“ethereal vocals and mesmerising songs”
REDROSPECTIVE

Cross The Verge, just as its name promises, shows us another side of Joana Serrat, who so enchanted audiences on her 2014 album Dear Great Canyon. On Cross The Verge, her third album, Joana lays bare all the cracks, inconsistencies and fears that come with life, with the album revealing itself to be an especially beautiful tribute to the acknowledgment of loss and the acceptance of the uncertain.

 

To record this album, Joana Serrat travelled from her home in Vic, near Barcelona, to Montreal, Canada to team up with producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, The Barr Brothers) in his analogue studio, The Hotel2Tango. In the recording process Joana was joined by the likes of Gavin Gardiner (The Wooden Sky), Aaron Goldstein (Daniel Romano, City & Colour, Cowboy Junkies) and the acclaimed Canadian auto harpist and vocalist Basia Bulat. Elsewhere, Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3) and Ryan Boldt (The Deep Dark Woods) joined Joana in two duets from two different approaches; the shimmering pop of Cloudy Heart and the wrought Americana of Black Lake.

 

Howard Bilerman’s approach results in Cross The Verge feeling like a natural progression and a show of real maturity. Her ability to never waste a lyric or syllable where something need be said and never miss an opportunity to breathe life into a song’s darker corners, illustrates her creative growth. Cross The Verge is a beguiling collection of songs that move with great ease between the precious evanescence of Lonely Heart Reverb, Oh, Winter Come or Flags, and the vigorous guitar sound that predominates in Desert Valley, Tug of War, and the moving Black Lake. There’s elegance in the trotting Americana rhythms of Saskatoon (Break of Dawn), I Follow You, Child and the crystalline Cloudy Heart.

 

This year sees a return to Primavera Sound Festival for Joana, with the festival’s El Segell del Primavera label releasing the album in Spain. Loose were quick to sign her up for the rest of the world, thereby providing Joana with her dream home for her unique talents.

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LABEL
Spain: El Segell del Primavera
Rest Of World: Loose


PRESS
UK: Jay Taylor | Prescription PR


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