Janelle Kroll

Panorama + Mercury Lounge Present:

Janelle Kroll


Tue, July 25, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 18 and over

Janelle Kroll - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Janelle Kroll
Janelle Kroll is a Chicago-born, New York-based singer-songwriter who shapes her individually crafted songs through her powerful use of human emotions and real-life sentiments. She lays it all out on her newest project: the Barricade EP, set for release fall 2017 via NYC indie label Lokal Legend. Barricade sees Kroll defying genre boundaries and artistic expectations while traversing through a wide array of kaleidoscopic sounds: trip-hop attitude, R&B sensuality, electronic-kissed soul, downtempo delicacies, indie dreamscapes, future pop airiness, neo-R&B and funk grooves, alternative pop and beyond. On Barricade, Kroll freely explores the definitive themes surrounding her personal life—emotional authenticity, impermanence, independence—to produce her self-created notion of “dependent music,” a connection with listeners bridged solely by the raw emotions and emotional dependencies we all share as humans.

Barricade is an appropriate continuation to Kroll’s last release, the Outsider EP, in which she fully explores the realms of dreampop and alternative pop à la contemporaries Banks, AlunaGeorge and Lana Del Rey. Kroll developed her singing and songwriting chops through various creative partnerships, including her time singing lead vocals while on tour with indietronica outfit Big Data (summer 2014) as well as a co-writing credit with Estelle on “Time Share (Suite 509)” (True Romance, 2015). Kroll first left her mark on the world with her 2015 hit, “Sunny Days,” which was featured on Spotify’s influential New Music Playlist. The track later went Top 10 on the streaming platform’s US Viral Chart and Global Viral Chart. Further backed by ongoing support from tastemaker media outlets like Harper's Bazaar, Billboard, Pigeons & Planes, and more, Kroll secured a coveted performance slot on internationally celebrated music festival Lollapalooza in her native Chicago in 2015. Elsewhere, Kroll has worked as a featured vocalist on a handful of tracks from buzzing electronic dance music acts, including Moon Boots (“Utopia”) and Autograf (“Metaphysical”), as well as house music veteran Dennis Ferrer on “Mind Ur Step,” which dominated radio stations across Europe.
TYLERxCORDY - (Set time: 7:05 PM)
TYLERxCORDY is an artist and producer from Seattle, WA currently based in Brooklyn, NY. He was previously the emcee in 2AM Club, a pop/hip-hop group that released an album and a number of singles on RCA Records. After the split of 2AM Club and a musical hiatus (filled with dark clouds and a pinball obsession) Tyler is releasing a series of singles before an EP in 2017.
SHEARE - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/producer SHEARE has unveiled the release date for his debut EP TURBULENCE today. SHEARE (Brandon Sheer) wrote, recorded and produced the five songs on TURBULENCE, which will be independently released on May 12, in his home studio during a dark and cold January. In what he calls the “Post-Holiday Blues” period, he locked himself in his apartment, and created the songs in a matter of weeks. Thematically, the EP explores the experience of a long-term relationship ending, and running away from those feelings of loss until they inevitably catch up with you. The process of creating the songs was a catharsis for SHEARE – releasing all of the hidden feelings from the relationship and confronting them, and the end result is a collection with a darker tone from his sun-soaked 2016 singles.

Using the same precision to craft his songs as a couture designer approaches their craft, SHEARE singularly writes, records and produces his glistening, hook-laden gems. Borrowing influences from the present and past both musically and in his own style, he remains relentless honest underneath the pop sheen. SHEARE’s effervescent, infectious tracks have been praised by the likes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tumblr, Teen Vogue, Z100, Spotify’s Fresh Finds, MTV Radar, The Huffington Post Galore, PopCrush, Artist Direct + more.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002