“Janis” by “Charlotta Kerbs and The Strays” brings the smooth and mellow vibes and tops them off with a characterful vocal tone and a flow that represents the track’s sentiments and style really well. The depth of the leading voice, the lyricism, and the performance styles all create a striking contrast with the softness and ambiance of the musical backdrop.
The spacious element of the track is notable as it comes through in a somewhat live-sounding arena, not overwhelming listeners with weight or distortion, but showcasing each performance under a bright and flattering spotlight. From the leading vocal performance to the instrumental to the rhythm, the release is soaked in upbeat energy and a clear appreciation for the deep, energy and all of its warmth.
Structurally these souls have put together a song that has a number of distinct threads to keep things familiar, yet that varies and evolves often enough to make sure that interest and attention are maintained. The lyrics come through in fairly short snippets, laying out the song’s sentiment pretty clearly. The vocal performance presenting this has a notably easy-going and strong sound and style that fits the concept and upbeat nature of the music really well. There’s a delicacy to the voice in many instances and this feeds into the organic, spacious element of the whole release.
The creativity underlined in this release is distinctly unusual. The opening few moments hit with impact due to the energy and sharpness of the beat, something which feeds into the song’s concept and title pretty effectively. The song slams into action, and as things progress, more and more of the unexpected beings step up to the stage. There’s a strong utilization of structure at every turn, and wherever the moment takes things musically, Charlotta Kerbs and The Strays ’ voice effortlessly accommodates it and reiterates the evolution with confidence and personality.
You get that live sound coming through and so it’s easy to take from it the precise indication of what a real-time performance will entail. Everything from the instrumentation line to the rhythm guitar to the bass strikes as creatively professional, and it is really good to listen to something like this. As the audience, we are pretty sure that you all will love this track once you listen to the same.