Discovery: Joelle Charan

Joelle Charan is an Amsterdam, Netherlands-based artist with shared Dutch and Asian heritage. Though based in Europe, her latest single was actually written in New York City while she was studying there. With echoes of Corinne Bailey Rae and Norah Jones. It’s called Forgive Me.

By Graeme Smith

With her latest single, Joelle reflects on being far away from home and the loneliness that brings. It opens with pensive piano before Joelle’s captivating vocals come in. They quickly paint a picture with their descriptive lyrics. Close your eyes and you will be transported. As the track progresses, the instrumental tools become more lush leading to a blissful climax.

Forgive Me was written and arranged by Joelle Charan and co-produced with John Reynolds, who has previously worked with Sinéad O’Connor, Brian Eno, and U2. You can check out Forgive Me below. If you like what you hear, Joelle is coming to play in the UK in April next year, including a stop off in Lincoln at the Lincoln Jazz Cafe on the 14th.

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