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Recording & Queenscliff Festival

Juan is currently recording his debut album in Melbourne with producer Dave Manton. Some new songs include Bodies, Burn The Universe and Can’t Live.  A Death in the Family and Superhuman from the album sessions are available now and a new single is pencilled for later this year before the unveiling of the album early 2013.

In other news, Juan will be joining a stellar line up including Missy Higgins, Gurrumul, Something For Kate and Mia Dyson in November when he performs at the Queenscliff Music Festival.

Superhuman …

Superhuman is the new single from singer/songwriter, Juan Alban.

Juan is currently recording his debut, solo album with producer David Manton. Superhuman is the second single release from the album sessions, following on from the 2011 release of ‘A Death in the Family’.

Superhuman is launched with one show only at The Toff In Town on April 29th before Juan heads back to the studio to continue recording.

Superhuman is out April 27th.

Listen at Soundcloud.

Watch on Youtube.

“Superhuman is about punching the clock.
It’s about treading water.
And unattainable aspirations.
Needing what feels like superhuman strength to get out of bed in the morning. Wishing u were immune to insecurity, jealousy etc.
Saving. Being saved.
Not feeling like you’re playing catch up all the time. One thing after another. Forever till you die. A moments rest. Legs that stumble. Lips that lie. Teeth that crumble at the bite. Superhuman.”


Juan is back in the studio recording with producer, Dave Manton.

The new single ‘Superhuman’ will be unveiled very soon along with some tour dates to announce.

iTunes Single of the Week

A Death in the Family is this week’s iTunes Single of the Week in Australia and New Zealand.

You can download the track for free at iTunes here until January 2nd.


Thurs Jan 12 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC

A Death in the Family

‘A Death in the Family’ is the new single from Juan Alban.  It’s officially released on October 28th.

Produced by Dave Manton (Gossling, Downhills Home), the single is Juan’s second solo release following on from his debut EP, Too Long In Flight released earlier this year.

You can read a little about the song at Juan’s blog and have listen and download at Triple J Unearthed.  Feel free to add to the reviews section …

“I have a real affinity for melancholic songs, and this one is incredibly beautiful”
5/5 – Dom Alessio

Listen to A Death in the Family

Sad songs rule …

So I’m heading out to do a few solo shows around Victoria in June and July … Testing out some new songs and hoping to get a feel for which of them I should record for the album.

At the moment I’m hoping to be recording soon, with a single out septemberish. The new material is pretty different… I’ve purposefully been trying to take my songwriting new places, which of course is irrelevant really, but the intent is there.

Some new song titles include ‘a death in the family’, ‘can’t live’, ‘hope like a fool (all made up)’, ‘insides’ and ‘gallows’. As u can imagine it’s all very cheerful … Although in a weird kinda way it is…? So please come along and check them out.

Some great guests, mostly picked by yours truly, and possibly some special guests up on stage for my set.

Sad songs rule,

Juan x