One voice. One guitar. Recorded by the artist alone in her South London flat – with no edits, no autotune and mostly in one take – ‘Where’s My Tribe’ is the first single to be released from Charlene Soraia’s raw and simple album, due for release January 2019.
‘Where’s My Tribe’ lays bare the loneliness, that lurks at the empty heart of our super-connected world, chasing friends and dragons – real and illusory – down the virtual rabbit hole.
Speaking about the track, Charlene said “‘Where’s My Tribe’ is about feeling separate to the world and continuously chasing this impossible dream of feeling like I belong. This concept runs throughout the album and my life, whether it’s in relation to people, places or things. Other daydreamers, deep thinkers and loners will know this separate reality; it’s actually where I create most of my art. The chorus reflects on losing oneself to the proverbial rabbit holes and other fantastical avoidance tendencies. There’s also a secret lyric line I will only ever sing live- it was far too strange to commit to the record, but I’ve really come to love it and understand it since! Anyways, high five if you’ve heard it- I love a bit of artistic mystery…!”
As demonstrated by her accidental worldwide hit ‘Wherever You Will Go’, Charlene Soraia is possessed of a voice that can melt hearts. ‘Where’s My Tribe’ serves as a powerful reminder that she is also a guitarist of virtuosic skill and songwriter of rare talent. Universal, yet intensely personal, this is a record of our time that will resonate with the lonely soul inside us all.
In 2011 Charlene signed to UK indie label Peacefrog and recorded ‘Moonchild’, a diverse collection of songs that revealed an idiosyncratic songwriting and performing talent. Her cover of The Calling’s ‘Wherever You Will Go’ for a TV advert, shot to No.3 in the charts and – with over 60 million Spotify hits and counting, the track continues to capture hearts around the world. ‘Where’s My Tribe’ sees Charlene return to her roots – playing guitar and singing selfpenned songs. Unadorned, unmediated, alone. Straight from the heart.
Charlene Soraia’s album is penned for release January 25th, 2019 via Peacefrog Records.