Deeply passionate about creating original music with quality and sincerity, Brazilian-born Joel Timoner has been captivating audiences worldwide with his distinctive songs. With a diverse range of styles and languages, Joel’s music embodies a unique blend of originality, good vibes, and musical excellence.
Drawing from his rich Brazilian heritage and living in France, Joel showcases his versatile songwriting skills by mastering styles such as mellow bossa nova, energetic samba, introspective folk, tribal hip-hop, and classic Latin rock. Following the approach of visionaries like Nietzsche and Kubrick, Joel embraces each brand-new song as a standalone project, exploring themes, languages, and even collaborating with artists on the creation of the single covers. Beginning his musical journey in 2013, Joel recorded two albums in Brazil, Canções (2015) and Labirinto (2017), further expanding his creative vision. During the covid lockdown in 2021, Joel made the most of being home and facilitated the birth of many new singles. His work is a beautiful tapestry, weaving together solo projects and collaborations with other Brazilian musicians.
Joel’s musical talent goes beyond singing and songwriting; he also plays the bass, kalimba, mandocello, and the sazouki, a huge mandolin that a French luthier invented. This blend of harmonies, rhythms, and instruments creates a mesmerizing soundscape for listeners to experience.
Joel’s commitment to the purity of his craft is evident in his repertoire, which features songs in Portuguese, French, Spanish, and Japanese. His album Canções showcases a traditional Brazilian flair, featuring special guests like Chico Pinheiro and Eugénia Melo e Castro. On the other hand, Labirinto intricately blends a bossa nova quartet with a string orchestra to produce a more distinctive sound.
While celebrating his original compositions, Joel also creates innovative arrangements for songs by other great songwriters, including Chico Buarque, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Jobim, Cole Porter, and Georges Brassens. By incorporating a wide array of musical styles, Joel’s music connects with music lovers globally.
Some of his notable songs include:
- Angel Face: A folk song with lyrics that paint a post-collapse environment.
- Caldeirão: A tribal Latin hip-hop where spirits are invoked.
- お月さんの夢 (Otsuki San No Yume, The Dream The Moon Had): A gentle, dreamy lullaby.
- Vim lhe dizer que eu vou embora: An energetic, upbeat samba.
- Jean le crabe: A modern fable where a crab loses its environment to tourists.
- Clarissa: A mellow bossa nova with a catchy chorus and lush arrangement.
- Começou: A song with an African atmosphere depicting climate change consequences such as floods, and fires.
- Libertad: A smooth Latin rock anthem.
Joel Timoner’s music is accessible on all major streaming platforms, allowing listeners to experience his genuine and heartwarming songs. For anyone searching for compelling, captivating tunes from a multilingual and multifaceted singer-songwriter, look no further than Joel Timoner.
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