Rough Trade Album of the Month - January 2019
Recorded with just one guitar, Charlene Soraia brings us Where's My Tribe. Available on Standard Black Vinyl and Standard Jewel case CD with 8 Page Booklet.
One voice. One guitar. Ten killer songs. 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 an album of raw and simple beauty.
With song titles such as "Beautiful People," "Tragic Youth," and "Now You Are With Her," Where’s My Tribe lays bear 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. Recorded in one take at 3am, "Temptation" channels the exquisite torture of an illicit affair resisted, but only just. With "Tragic Youth," ghosts of the past are exorcised and consigned to history - eased on their way by a voice that glides like quicksilver over an intricate tapestry of guitar rhythms. While "Beautiful People" reads like an outsider’s protest to the selfie generation, "Far Beyond the High Street" portrays a house “split into four separate homes” and "Now You Are With Her" is a song of heartache and longing to compete with the very best.
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 and forever that will resonate with the lonely soul inside us all.
LP - Standard LP
CD - Standard CD