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Joan As Police Woman 2024

Joan As Police Woman announces forthcoming album, Lemons, Limes + Orchids

13 June 2024, 12:43 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

American musician and singer-songwriter Joan As Police Woman has released her new single, "Long For Ruin" as the first taste of her forthcoming tenth studio album, Lemons, Limes & Orchids.

Sobering and quietly confrontational, "Long For Ruin" finds Joan As Police Woman in a state of existential lament. Questioning and reflecting on the sorrowful state of the world at present, but more so on the role humans play as active agents in society’s ongoing decay and devastation.

Speaking on the track’s origins and inspiration Joan As Police Woman said: “This song refers to the human race’s seemingly willful move away from ourselves. Away from our interest in listening, in finding commonalities and compassion, communication and love. We seem intent on destroying ourselves. We seem unwilling to share resources. We seem to have turned away from ourselves and in turn each other.”.

Speaking on the new album, Joan said: “I was ready to make an album that truly featured my voice. The basics were recorded like they used to be – with me singing live along with the band. My good friend told me this is the sexiest album I’ve ever made. Honestly, I think she’s right”.

The album features production and instrumentation from an impressive list of collaborators. The accomplished personnel includes the legendary and GRAMMY-Award winning Meshell Ndegeocello on bass, Chris Bruce (Seal, Trevor Horn, Alanis Morisette) on guitar, Daniel Mintseris (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Elvis Costello & The Imposters) on keys, and Parker Kindred (Jeff Buckley, Liam Gallagher) and Otto Hauser alternating on drums.

Lemons, Limes & Orchids will mark Joan As Police Woman’s first project since the 2021 release of The Solution Is Restless. In October she’ll be embarking on her own European headline tour which will see her play London’s Union Chapel, as well as dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Berlin, Paris, and more.

Lemons, Limes & Orchids is set for release on 20 September via PIAS, and is available to pre-order now. For more information on her forthcoming live dates, visit

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