Mention Michelle Chamuel’s name to fans of “The Voice” on the street and chances are that at least nine out of ten of those fans will respond with a warm smile or a fangirlish squeal — above and beyond, the bespectacled electro-pop artist was the fan favorite last season on the popular NBC singing competition. With an honest and personable aura about her paired with a killer voice and style to boot, it was hard for many fans of the show not to fall in love with Usher’s first contestant to reach the finale. Each week on the show she built up a boatload of new and deserved fans, eventually ending up with about 200,000 followers between her official Facebook and Twitter pages alone. On top of that, her cover of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” was one of the best-selling and most well-received singles in “Voice” history. Now, much to the great anticipation her fans, Chamuel has announced via said pages that she will be releasing her first full post-“Voice” work as “The Reverb Junkie”.
Via her official Bandcamp site, one can pre-order the 11 track work that is slated for release on September 10 — not too far away from today’s date! The download version will cost $9 while a shiny printed edition of the work will run you $14. Overall, the prices aren’t bad, especially considering this is an independent release completely worked on by a singular entity, which she could’ve used as an excuse to charge even a few dollars more and it would’ve been worth the entry fee. You can look forward to an official album review on via Yahoo! Voices upon its release.
Upon messing around on the aforementioned Bandcamp site for a bit, one can find that The Reverb Junkie is a new name to Chamuel’s fans she has accumulated since her gaining buckets full of recognition while on “The Voice”, but it has actually been a moniker which she has been toting since at least the release of the single “While You’re Young” on March of 2010. You can download any one of the six singles available on her site, released between the start of the decade and as recently as June 2012, for free if you wish, though as she is a certified indie artist, it might prove useful to at least toss a dollar per download towards the aspiring and hard-working musician. She’s a musical jack of all trades, reportedly writing and recording the upcoming album entirely on her own. If that isn’t talent, the world must not know just what talent is. Throw this girl a bone, or throw this girl five — just support her!
One more thing that fans of Chamuel will want to check out to help bide their time these last few days before the exciting release of The Reverb Junkie’s super snazzy “All I Want” is this heartfelt cover of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Chamuel is at her A-plus-game here, as should be expected, and delivers a tremendous performance in the purest and most sincere of ways, her unique and powerful voice capturing a raw emotion that not every artist can always display in the way that she so naturally does. Again, “All I Want” by Michelle Chamuel, aka The Reverb Junkie, will be released on September 10, 2013. Mark your calendars!