Auckland based songbird Junelle is no stranger to live performance, having spent more than a decade playing with some of the country's leading jazz artists.
2014 saw Junelle release her debut EP, Just This Sky, showcasing her exceptional songwriting, raw, honest outlook and soulful voice. The EP beautifully captures her ambient, electronic pop sound, adorned with beats from partner/producer Abraham Kunin (Homebrew, Esther Stephens & The Means, YGB) who set the perfect backdrop for her silken vocals.
Just This Sky received a string of rave reviews and was listed as one of the top 14 albums of 2014 in the NZ Herald.
Junelle cites Sam Cooke and Billie Holiday as inspirations. Her mellow beats, personal lyrics, and smooth vocals form a distinctive sound and add a new perspective to an ever-evolving music industry.
“These intimate and beautiful songs are gentle, sultry, evocative, calm and most of all – mind-full.”
Ania Glowacz, NZ Musician 2014
Listen to her music here -