For the bright and passionate “Janis,” Charlotta Kerbs and The Strays’ ever-unique brand of contemporary music adopts yet another stylish manner of sound design and melodic progression, blending aspects of Pop, Soul, and Singer-Songwriter sound combined with blatant production.
Charlotta & The Strays is a band co-founded by Finnish singer/songwriter Charlotta Kerbs and bassist/songwriter Darrell Craig Harris (Cirque Du Soleil, Billy Preston, QUEEN Rock Symphony). Originally founded as an online collaboration, this new group has grown into a new single just released, an “Unplugged” music video shoot out soon, and further show bookings in Scandinavia, the UK, and Europe!
“Janis” delivers a genuinely engaging story by introducing a distinctive original song. A creamy vocal melody elevates pop/World presence, almost whispered in its catchy connection to the storyline.
Leading with a cleanly mixed, boldly raw, and soul vocal line, “Janis” delivers a constantly descending melody and quick conceptual clarity as it gradually but steadily builds into a genre-fusing hit with definite purpose and integrity.
As its fusion of genuine components rains down all around, “Janis” is magnificent, multi-layered, and both delicate and uplifting. Weave in Charlotta Kerbs’ soulful and characterful vocals for a tale and nostalgic atmosphere that actually resonates, combined with a naturally irresistible tune, and the whole thing effortlessly lights up the room.
Loaded with similar concepts and experiences but ultimately engaging in its new and authentic narrative, the track does an excellent job of enticing you in with softly passionate bars, then holding you tight for the more familiar references and catchy nature of the hook.
It’s a stunningly successful method of writing, and the ageless genre-blending, along with the artists’ crisp, precise production, allows the entire thing to reach out and connect in an instant.