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In Trouble

by Joel Sarakula

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tasha at first. who is this? did he listen to my entire collection) ? zog er die gleichen Schlüsse? I love this man!

next: is it a bit cheesy? shallow, even?

then: no, it's not.

destilled love for life, from a melancholic philanthropist with a groove he himself does not seek to understand. and to my heart you speak, Mr. Sarakula, you transform space and time to me, e'er so fresh, so elderly, with such a heartwarming precision. you open doors to world's we go together. but you have been there , all along, when I had the idea that new ideas weigh heavily, and now the wormhole the awed listener and the blind musicians create, indicates that light and light means the same, and can only be achieved without the boundaries, and the playfulness of intellect, without the shame of doing wrong, and triumphant savoury of life's eternity.
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Do you like Love songs? After spending a lifetime spent avoiding this subject in song, Joel Sarakula finally admits that he does. On his new album „Love Club“ Sarakula relives the golden age of Soulful and Romantic Pop music and connects it with a modern aesthetic.

“In Trouble” is the first single from “Love Club” co-written with Michele Stodart of The Magic Numbers and the best example for Joel Sarakula’s unique, and honest approach to making music. “I love politically conscious soul from the 70s – Curtis, Gil Scott Heron and Marvin. It's just the most vibrant and aware music, all those brilliant squiggly guitars and congas... though the casual listener could be fooled into thinking it's a little naïve. And there are these similarities that the 70s shares with our current age: strikes, terrorism, despotism... So 'In Trouble' was my attempt at doing an updated politically conscious song for these dark times. But don't worry it's still hopeful and positive, it's a pop song after all! So you probably want to know how does a political song fit into an album called 'Love Club'? I don't know... Political Love, is that a thing?! Let's just say it's about love for your fellow man... and woman.”

“Love Club” will be released on April 20, 2018 on LP, CD and digital download on Légerè Recordings.


released February 20, 2018


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Joel Sarakula London, UK

Joel Sarakula is an AUS/UK artist who writes, produces and sings Soulful Pop, gazing out at a contemporary world through vintage glasses. His music is informed by a rich, 1970s-inspired musical and visual palette, drawing on Soft-Rock, Funk and Disco influences, filtering them for our darker times while still remaining hopeful.

He was born in Sydney, based in London and international in outlook.
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