Southside Chicago-bred singer, JohariNoelle, is pleased to announce her debut project, Things You Can’t Say Out Loud, due for release May31st, and the EP’s lead single, “Show Me”. The daughter of a DJ, Noelle cut her teeth performing in choirs and musical theatre during her formative years. Buoyed by an angelic voice with a distinctively smoky bottom register, Noelle distinguishes herself with a clarity of thought that cuts through lush arrangements to capture and ultimately translate hearts. Her natural ability first catapulted her from singing covers on Youtube to reality television in 2015 when she joined the cast of the BET docu-series ChasingDestiny. The national talent search found Noelle being mentored by singer KellyRowland (of Destiny’sChild) and famed choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. Her creative resume has since grown to include acting credits on the hit FOX television series Empire and ProvenInnocent and the React II campaign from NIKE, Inc.
Over the past two years, Noelle has reinstated herself as a fixture in Chicago’s independent music scene. Recording with engineer MattHennessy of VSOPStudios and a variety of producers, Noelle has spent the last two years working on what was to become her debut project, Things You Can’t Say Out Loud.
Derived from candid conversations with herself about the things in life that are not so easily digestible, the extended play release is an internal dialogue set to music. Eschewing the refrain du jour, Noelle trades the easy tropes of objectification, self-indulgence and gross materialism for introspection, complex emotion and the labor –– not just the romance –– endemic to the act of love. Her writing champions sisterhood and chronicles her life as a woman climbing the ladder in the music industry. It’s a nuanced and challenging sound reflective of the careful thought, generosity of spirit and abiding compassion she applies to personal relationships. More importantly, by setting her own internal dialogue to music she realizes her own freedom and is empowered to set others free.
For those in the Chicagoland area, Noelle will celebrate the release of Things You Can’t Say Out Loud with a show on Wed. June 5thatThePromontory. Tickets are on-sale now and available here.