Kalyna Rakel - Who Knew
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posted 12 Jun 2018 by Krister Axel
Simple, elegant, and a little bit scrappy, with a blues inflection over the top of a fine indie-rock groove.

It's a melodic sensibility along the lines of Amy Winehouse from this vocal, but that vibrato is all Gin Wigmore. Kalyna Rakel has a history of going her own way, and here is no exception. Her talents as a graphic artist are pretty clear. This video was made on a $12 budget by her hand alone.

I feel similarly about the video and the song: they are both simple, elegant, and a little bit scrappy, with a blues inflection over the top of a fine indie-rock groove.

Kalyna Rakel is a singer-songwriter based out of Toronto, Canada. This song is currently featured in our CHILL NEW Songwriter playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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