Johanne (Yo-HUN-ah) Swanson is a Eau Claire, WI-born, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, who has been writing and releasing music since 2011 with her solo recording project Yohuna, including her full-length debut, 2016’s Patientness, an ode to patience, endurance, and duality. Swanson’s long-awaited and forthcoming sophomore full-length, Mirroring is slated for a June 7, 2019 release through Orchid Tapes and Fear of Missing Out Records, and reportedly, the album thematically is a reflection on how relationships can distort and refract our sense of self, often creating confused boundaries that allow someone else’s life to become your own — and the difficulties of untangling yourself from all of that. Interestingly, the album’s material was primarily written on guitar and is centered around sweeping and mostly organic arrangements featuring cello, harp, trombone, drums, atmospheric synths and her ethereal vocals.
The album’s latest single, album title track “Mirroring” is a slow-burning, atmospheric and almost shoegazer-like track built around shimmering guitars, a simple but propulsive backbeat, a languorous hook and Swanson’s ethereal vocals. And while sonically bearing a resemblance to SOFTSPOT‘s gorgeous Clearing, the song’s narrator evokes a desperate cycle of being (and feeling) completely lost in a relationship — to the point that she’s forced to wonder if she can remember where she began and where the other ended.