Charlie Belle, “Get to Know”

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 11.12.14 in Listen to This

“I told you I loved you/ You told me that’s exactly what you didn’t want me to do,” Jendayi Bonds sings at the start of “Get to Know,” from her band Charlie Belle‘s upcoming EP. With her brother Gyasi on drums and Zoe Czarnecki on bass, the 16-year-old explores young unrequited love via bright guitars, “oh oh oh oh ohs” and a soft, lilting alto. Instead of sounding hurt by her crush’s lack of interest, she playfully insists they should just get to know each other: “Let’s get to know/ all the things we hate and the places we want to go.”