Philly based singer-songwriter Nathalie Cerin recently released her first studio album with her solo project Talie. Solèy Midi sees Talie reflecting on the theme of finding oneself during trying times. It follows 16 Novembre, her first album, which was recorded in front of a live audience in her West Philly home.

Talie, who was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, finds inspiration in her homeland’s musical tradition, blending Haitian folk music with soul influences. Recorded at Studio North in Philadelphia with Scott Stitzer, Solèy Midi places Talie’s original songs alongside traditional Haitian folk songs. In Haitian Creole, the album’s title means “midday sun,” and Talie infuses each song with the feeling of sunshine, whether she’s singing in her country’s native language or in English. Listen below via Bandcamp.

Talie will appear at Indy Hall’s Podcast Salon on January 31 as part of Chris Esperance’s Playlist of Your Life segment, with a performance and an interview. Find more information here.