Joan & The Giants’ Love-Soaked “Good Time” Is a Sweet Surrender to the Moment

Joan & The Giants © 2024
Joan & The Giants © 2024
Perth’s Joan & The Giants have started 2024 on a high note with the no frills, all thrills alt-pop anthem “Good Time,” a sun-kissed, love-soaked eruption of euphoria and ecstasy.
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Come around on a Friday night, take my love and get me high. Haven’t felt this alive in such a long time…

Joan & The Giants’ latest single poses an important question for its listeners: When’s the last time you truly let go and allowed yourself to bask in a moment of bliss?

This tumultuous world throws so many caveats and concerns our way, and the pile grows larger the more time you’re here. It can feel hard, if not damn near impossible to cast our worries aside and just have a good time – and that’s exactly what makes this song so special. “Good Time” is no frills, all thrills: A sun-kissed, love-soaked eruption of euphoria and ecstasy, buoyed by soaring vocals, sprightly guitars, and cinematic melodies that lift our spirits sky-high.

Good Time - Joan & The Giants
Good Time – Joan & The Giants
Come around on a Friday night
Take my love and get me high
Haven’t felt this alive

In such a long time
You want my body and you let me know
Take me out on the open road
We’re driving fast and you touch me slow
What a good time baby

Happiness feels ever-more elusive in a world so full of tension and turmoil, strain and stress – but we all deserve relief; we all deserve even a momentary escape, and how better to facilitate that than through music, sweet music?

Independently released January 18, 2024, “Good Time” is joy manifest in song. Joan & The Giants’ first song of the year follows last November’s widely praised double single “BEG” / “Narcissist” – the former of which Atwood Magazine praised as a “heavy and hard-hitting, vulnerable and exposed… fiery anthem.”

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Joan & The Giants © 2024
Joan & The Giants © 2024

If they could make the act of begging for someone’s love into a catchy singalong, then surely the Perth band could do the same with raw, unfiltered happiness. It’s hard, often times, to write about the good things in life – we’re so used to dwelling on the negatives, rather than the positives – but the four-piece of Grace Newton-Wordsworth, Aaron Birch, Riley Sutto, and Liam Olsen make it look effortless: Singing about late night drives, skinny dipping in the moonlight, and the butterflies of new love, frontwoman Newton-Wordsworth exudes an authentic, irresistible sense of freedom and joie de vivre.

This is her dreamy reverie, and we’re all invited to join in the fun. The band reach their climax in an achingly emotive chorus full of passion and smile-inducing charm:

Not telling anyone
Just take the keys and
Drive all night, drunk on a feeling
No stop signs, you got me seeing

All the green lights
There’s no slowing down
What a feeling, got me believing
In a good time, you’re such a good time
Joan & The Giants © 2024
Joan & The Giants © 2024



“‘Good Time’ is about being madly in love and letting go of control,” Newton-Wordsworth tells Atwood Magazine. “This indie guitar-soaked summer song is a sexy ride, and it’s the first time I’ve let myself get sexy and feel sexy in a song. I just love the way it makes me feel, and I hope it brings some good times to people.”

“We wrote [this song] in a very free headspace,” Joan & The Giants’ guitarist, co-producer and co-writer Aaron Birch adds. “We all got in the living room and ‘Good Time’ was the first thing we played. After a few tiny tweaks in the studio, it was all there. ‘Good Time’ is a song about letting go and being completely free. It’s a song that you should put on at the very start of a long road trip, with the one you love riding shotgun.”

Pit stop on the side of the road
Can’t help losing all my clothes
Finally letting go of control
For the first time baby
Didn’t know I could feel this way
Give me all that I can take
Haven’t felt this awake

In such a long time
Not telling anyone
Just take the keys and
Drive all night, drunk on a feeling
No stop signs, you got me seeing

All the green lights there’s no slowing down
What a feeling
, got me believing

In a good time, you’re such a good time
Joan & The Giants © 2024
Joan & The Giants © 2024



Joan & The Giants © 2024
Joan & The Giants © 2024

Take a deep breath, let your hair down, and surrender to a moment of love and intimacy.

True to its name, “Good Time” is a very good time: In just three and a half minutes, Joan & The Giants create a space for all of us to exhale a year’s worth of angst and breathe in a world of hope and possibility. You may very well be in the midst of your own love story, in which case, this song will hit especially hard and feel especially potent. For the rest of us, “Good Time” evokes life’s special moments – the memories that mean the most to us. It’s a vessel for anyone, no matter who you are, to let the light in.

And truly, what more can you ask for from a song?

You help me let go
You… make me wanna
Drive all night, drunk on a feeling
No stop signs
, you got me seeing

All the green lights there’s no slowing down
What a feeling
got me believing

In a good time, you’re such a good time
Drive all night, no stop signs
All the green lights, baby don’t slow down
You’re such a good time…

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