“It’s pretty R&B inspired,” Jendayi Bonds, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter of Charlie Belle explains about “I Don’t Want To Be Alone,” the duo’s new EP, out now. “I’ve really been feeling the groove and trying to figure out a way to put that into Charlie Belle without taking away from who we are.”
New York-based fans of Charlie Belle can catch the band’s first NYC live appearance next Wednesday, December 23rd at Rockwood Music Hall (196 Allen St.) at 8PM. Admission is free!
The Bonds siblings, who began playing together as a duo in 2011 with a cover of “Strange Powers” by Magnetic Fields, earlier this year, the band debuted their EP Get To Know, which recalled the English “alternapop” sound of the 90’s in a succinct and memorable handful of songs that truly reflects the young singer’s songwriting.
Displaying a style that Jendayi began to hone starting with her first songwriting attempts at only 10-years-old (brother Gyasi started on drums at four), the “Get To Know” EP earned Jendayi’s songs their first bit of national attention.