It’s rare to come across an artist as talented as Janelle Kroll with less than 1,000 SoundCloud followers. If you don’t know the name just yet, we highly suggest you familiarize yourself with her work, as she has just delivered her newest stunning original, “Numb.”

Kroll, who studied theater at Northwestern University, is a budding artist hailing from Chicago who has a voice similar to BANKS or Alanis Morissette, but is distinct in its own right. Armed with a soul and passion that listeners can feel, Kroll catches your attention from the start of “Numb,” and doesn’t let go until the final notes are fading away, demonstrating her immense vocal prowess on her latest original.

On “Numb,” the New York transplant elegantly glides her way through Angelo Lomelo and Rocco Rimpino’s dazzling production with her sultry croons, using her voice as a guide to take listeners through dreamy soundscapes. With a performance at Lollapalooza on the horizon, Janelle Kroll is primed to make 2015 her year, and we couldn’t agree more.

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