MP3 At 3PM: Charlie Belle


Charlie Belle is getting ready to unleash its second 2015 release in the form of the I Don’t Want To Be Alone EP. The group is composed of 17-year-old Jendayi Bonds and her 14-year-old brother Gyasi, and their song “Petting Zoo” sounds like it could have come from much more seasoned acoustic-pop professionals. It’s an uplifting and earnest track, and lyrics like, “Nobody knows me like I do/But everyone is telling me what I’m supposed to do,” are sung with such confidence that they come off as universal rather than simply teenage frustrations. Download the track below.

“Petting Zoo” (download):