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A modern-day, musical Jackson Pollock – Charlene Soraia’s medicinal vocals produce erratic and effulgent images

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Charlene Soraia is the girl with the medicinal vocals, who took 2011 by storm with her interpretation of The Calling‘s ‘Wherever You Will Go’. The track was made famous on a national scale after being used as the soundtrack for a rather delightful Twinings Tea television advertisement.

Soraia followed up her success with the release of debut album, ‘Moonchild’ on Peacefrog Records in the November of 2011. Soraia is a folk/acoustic singer-songwriter, who is clearly greatly influenced by psychedelia and all things abstract and visionary. Her vocal range is immense and the notes that she hits on this record cannot be predicted let alone believed and it is in this regard that I liken her to a modern-day, musical equivalent of Jackson Pollock; her medicinal vocals slowly dripping on to the page and in to your ears, producing erratic and effulgent images which are both unexpected and insightful.

‘Ghost’ is the first track taken from Soraia’s upcoming second album, ‘Love is the Law’. The track will be officially released on March 18th, 2013. ‘Ghost’ marks somewhat of a shift towards a lighter, brighter pop sound but Soraia’s wholehearted lyrics have not been lost in the process.


During the 4 Play session below, Soraia speaks about picking up her dad’s guitar for the first time and teaching herself to play at the age of five. She also references the influences on her debut album and performs tracks including ‘Animal’ and her cover of ‘Wherever You Will Go’.


I can’t wait to see and hear more from Charlene Soraia in 2013.

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

January 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm

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