Beautifully conscious Pop, Soul, and Singer-Songwriter akin to contemplative releases from a simpler period, artfully mixed with ambient, dreamy soundscapes, irresistible rhythms, and soulful hooks — the incomparable Charlotta Kerbs and The Strays stand tall with their recognizable new song “Janis.”
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!
The one and only Charlotta & The Strays blend nostalgia and sharp, contemporary stylings together throughout the catchy and unabashedly engaging new single “Janis,” continuing to lift the bar with work ethic, passion, and professionalism gloriously unified.
Leading with easily mesmerizing and characterful vocals, the track showcases an organic layering of Pop, Soul, and Singer-Songwriter elements – strings, primary rhythms, and meandering percussion work – while narrating a soulful story.
Charlotta Kerbs and The Strays return this season with a genuinely touching, revealing, and engaging single that possibly has the duo’s most vital vocal sound and melodic progression. “Janis” is memorable for its raw, unabashed detailing and the awakened ascent.
Charlotta Kerbs’ gently assured direction throughout the cozy listing structure and enticing melody work effectively to boost the entire single. The song begins with a strong feeling of originality amidst an excellent soul-pop layering of ingredients – the likes of which offer access to a broader audience.
“Janis,” created by the one-of-a-kind duo Charlotta Kerbs and The Strays, offers a perfect voice and a musician with a brazenly refreshing yet honestly affecting, very personal way of writing and performing.
Definitely worth noting — a single that pares things down to their fundamental necessities while lifting them to what’s genuinely feasible in future songwriting.