The Music of Sharelle
Sharelle is an independent singer-songwriter who deserves to be heard. Listen to a voice that echoes iconic greats, such as Joni Mitchell and Carole King.
Sharelle: All I Am
Great music comes in all forms, whether it be pop, rock, soul and dare I say it, country. After an introduction by my good friend Correen (aka Clouda9), it was with excitement that I clicked over to listen to independent recording artist Sharelle.
Sharelle may not be a name with which you are readily familiar, but really it should be. Her pure vocals recall a time in rock history when the singer-songwriter ruled the radio airwaves. Think Carol King, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell and their male counterparts James Taylor, Cat Stevens and Harry Chapin.
This is not to say that Sharelle is an artist stuck in the past. Far from it. She breathes new life into a genre that never went away. Some describe her style as folk rock, or even folk pop, but to pigeon hole her music would be an injustice. She is simply a wonderful vocalist, who knows how to write fine songs and interpret them beautifully.
One of these songs, All I Am, can be heard in the video below and is taken from her EP, Angels at the Waterfront.
|Angels At The Waterfront|
MP3 Download Contains Five Tracks
Sharelle: A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough
The first track by Sharelle that I listened to was a haunting and emotive love song called A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough.
Fortunately, I found a video recording of it, and while listening, learned a lot more about Sharelle's background and life. Written segments throughout the video throw light on her own personal struggles, as well as how and when she began writing.
For me, this ballad came along at just the right time. Having lost my own soulmate only months before, the lyrics truly spoke to me and left me with a sense of reassurance.
|A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough|
|I Give In|
Sharelle: I Give In
It was through Twitter that I learned of another of her wonderful tracks called I Give In. In fact, the direct message I received was, and I quote "I hope you dig it like sand on a warm day at the beach". I certainly do, Sharelle.
With the likes of Britain's Adele currently taking the pop world by storm, I could easily imagine this song riding high on the music charts. For proof, you can hear the full track at Sharelle's website.
Sharelle at iTunes
All of Sharelle's current releases are also available at iTunes: Sharelle at iTunes