KCRW DJ Chris Douridas has been spinning a singer named Nuela Charles, whose soulful vocals catch my ear every time he plays it.
I finally had to ask him, who is this artist??
Turns out, she’s based in Edmonton, Alberta and identifies as a “Canadian, Swiss and Kenyan singer-songwriter”, calling all the countries home.
Chris says she reminds him of “what Etta James must have been like.”
It’s a powerful track.
The song “Unfortunate Love” (Feat. Darren Frank) is from her 2012 album “Aware” and it’s a stunner. More to come from this promising new artist.