County Derry, Ireland – Punk rocker from the green hills of Derry, Johanna Fegan’s music is a fusion of rock with pop influence and strong melodic chorus lines with electrifying drive, pure unfettered energy and Punk Rock attitude, Influenced by Alanis Morisette and other strong, female artists with powerful messages, her music is teeming with self-discovery and positivity. Johanna experienced the music industry first hand at the age of 23, when she was scouted by producer Andy Wright in her home town Derry and was flown to London to record at Metropolis Studios. Before releasing her debut album, Jo realized she would need to develop her production chops, and set out to further her studies. “I was hitting brick walls with technology,” laughs the talented Johanna, confessing, “and I knew in my bones I would meet special people.” Fate led her to collaborate with a fellow musician she’d met through school, creating a progressive story line which would inevitably manifest itself into a finished project.
Her latest EP, Cutting Out the Noise, was released on all digital platforms on July 29th. The album is a personal testimony of triumph for Johanna. After suffering with depression and finding herself embedded in negativity, Fegan embarked on a journey of self-discovery. By participating in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the artist delved deep into her life’s issues, and got to the root of a lifelong struggle. “I was trapped in negativity. Anytime I was getting anywhere, I would hit a wall.” Her EP is brave, raw, and certain. “I really put myself out there,” explains the artist, “Even my darkest songs have a positive message (of pulling yourself up and out.)”
Open and to-the-point, Fegan isn’t one to mince words. “In a massive market, if you’re going to stand a chance, you have to be direct.”
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