Raised by a rather rebellious father and a more conservative mother, Summer and Torrey Joyner were surrounded by differing opinions -- and that extended to their musical upbringing. The California natives began their rhythmic education early when they learned to play multiple instruments at a young age. They discovered the joys of write and performing together, drawing inspiration from the beatific surroundings of their youth.
A decade later, and after some considerable musical experimentation, the sisters formed JOYNER as a way to explore and evolve their indie pop instincts. Working their way through delicate but complicated harmonies, they construct dream-like narratives of personal vulnerability and barbed romanticism. They're getting ready to release their self-titled debut EP on April 27.
On their new single, "Welcome to Your Life You're a Star," they fashion a glistening pop idealism, a gentle synth-assisted perspective that allows them the leeway to roam and find the heart and abject emotionality at the center of the song. Their voices rise and fall in unison, backed by snaps, plucked guitar notes and a bit of minimal percussion. It conjures images of open fields, wooded landscapes and sunlight breaking through a low treeline. Through its soft pop intonations, it reflects an inquisitive wonder and a need to embrace the significant minutiae of your own life.