Brian Wilson is Afraid of the Ocean
“Finally someone believed me, said 'what they said wasn't true, but you can't do it like them, you gotta do it like you'...and that's when I grew”
— Andee Joyce, "Can't See a Thing"
Normal fauna ft. andee joyce
Normal Fauna is the music project of singer/songwriter Andee Joyce, who has taken the last 70 years' worth of pop, rock, soul, blues, folk, Broadway, and world music and put it through a filter that comes out "all Andee," whether she's playing a Little Martin, a miniature Les Paul copy, a uke bass, or a loop pedal on which she stacks layers of polyrhythmic percussion.
Her voice is both well weathered and startlingly rangy, and her lyrics take on the unique perspective of a person with "alternate wiring" making her way in the world with panache, humor, and charm. She can induce you to slow dance to a song about a prehistoric statue, clap (and maybe flap!) along with a song about her late-diagnosed autism, and share her joy in finally getting to make the sounds she has always longed to make.
Sample Track: Brian Wilson is Afraid of the Ocean
My little manifesto, about finding out the truth about who I really am. When I have a background music gig, I do this without the audience participation and just drum on the clapping part.