MP3 Johanna - Generate
Featuring the underground UK hit "Long Gone", JOHANNA''s "GENERATE" serves up a magical blend of rock- & folk-influenced R&B that''s adored by many and a breath of fresh air for urban/soul sound.
12 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover, URBAN/R&B: Contemporary urban
Open Mic Magazine writes: "Johanna has what it takes. If you haven’t heard of her yet, you can guarantee that its just a matter of time before her name and her music are a familiar sound. Blessed with an amazing musical ability and classic beauty, Johanna exudes an incredible amount of star power... [She] is destined to be the next big thing in R&B and will amaze everyone who hears her music. Its hard to imagine that someone possessing such incredible talent will go unnoticed by the world. Johanna has what it takes to stand out in a crowd of many aspiring artists, and is definitely someone to watch out for."
Known for her sizzling live shows and her knack for stellar songwriting, Johanna is making waves as what many consider the next major female on the mainstream R&B scene. From Los Angeles to the Big Apple, the D.C. area native writes and arranges all of her own music, and is finding her way into the hearts of many as a standout triple threat of talent, sex appeal, and intellect. As an undergraduate at Harvard University, Johanna honed her singing and songwriting skills. She rose to become a premiere vocalist there while she served as president of the world-renown Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, a 100-plus member entourage dedicated to the soulful expressions of Black creativity and spirituality through song.
With intelligent, perceptive lyrics and a unique voice that draws comparisons to Amel Larrieux and Mariah Carey, it''s no wonder established musicians like Lauryn Hill, Queen Latifah, the Harlem Boys Choir, and Bobby McFerrin have taken notice of Johanna over the years.
Having performed alongside McFerrin as a featured vocalist in Leipzig, Germany for 15,000 people, Johanna notes: "I''ve realized that nothing''s really impossible. It''s all about going where the music allows you to go." The daughter of interracial Jewish parentage, she embraces a dual identity that adds complexity to her story and person. Alongside her multicultural heritage came a love for music at an early age. "My family listened to everything under the sun: from Jazz, Rock, Oldies, Rap to Classical and R&B…I grew up with it all, and today it all influences the music I create."
Fans can now enjoy the release of her widely anticipated debut, "GENERATE", an independent record in every sense of the term, which showcases Johanna''s textured rock- and folk-influenced sound, magically blended without the help of big label budgets. Her latest single “Long Gone” has become a surefire underground hit, scaling both Top 10 and Top 25 singles charts in the UK, while several other singles topped most-played charts on XM Radio’s Unsigned Artists Station, Channel 52. Just recently, Johanna won a Finalist Prize by the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her songwriting efforts on “Long Gone”, beating out thousands of competitors for the honor. With an unforgettable voice and equally infectious tracks, she ushers in a level of sophistication not often seen in today''s contemporary R&B performers. As her music continues to win fans around the world, there''s much more to come from this powerful young woman.