Single I Harlem Lake – Carry On


Friday, November 24, rock band Harlem Lake is going to release the single ‘Carry On’, a modern blues rock track with a sultry and powerful female voice that sings about a liberating one-night stand

Harlem Lake considers ‘Carry On’ to be an anthem for embracing your desires and initiates a conversation about sexual freedom and fantasies

Harlem Lake wants to contribute to a world where everyone has the freedom to be and express themselves, without any taboos holding us back. By being completely honest about their emotions and sharing their personal stories, their fans receive recognition for their own feelings and experiences.

On the new album ‘A Fool’s Paradise Vol. 2′, which will be published in spring 2024, this recognition is a core theme. In a world full of shallowness and facades, Harlem Lake emphasizes authenticity. Because it’s only when we are honest and open, that we can really connect with one another. The latter is especially evident in the energetic and dynamic live shows that are full of enthusiasm, improvisation and, above all, the feeling of togetherness and connection.

In October 2019, the band won the Dutch Blues Challenge. Previously, they played traditional blues and the creation of ‘Carry On’ in 2019 turned out to be the start of a new musical direction with more rock and Americana influences. The new sound was appreciated by the jury and led Harlem Lake to the international competition in the USA. The brand new American fans were already asking about the release of Carry On.

Harlem Lake
Credits: Maaike Ronhaar

They had to wait 4 years, but for good reason. After winning the European Blues Challenge in 2022, Harlem Lake toured from Scandinavia to the Portuguese Azores. The quintet proved to be an innovative, well-oiled rock’n’roll machine. With producer Guido Aalbers (Coldplay, Muse, Krezip, No Doubt) responsible for the mix, the band pulls out all the stops for a successful follow-up to their debut.

‘Carry On’ will be released on November 24 on all streaming platforms.


Original song by Harlem Lake, lyrics by Janne Timmer

Janne Timmer : Vocals
Dave Warmerdam : Organ, Rhodes, Backing Vocals
Sonny Ray Van den Berg : Guitar
Benjamin Torbijn : Drums
Kjelt Ostendorf : Bass, Backing Vocals

Megan Zinschitz & Ashley de Jong: Backing Vocals
Thomas Heikoop, Jazzton Hulsebosch & Maarten Combrink: Horns

Artwork: Illustration by Douwe Dijkstra, design by Janne Timmer

Harlem Lake - Carry On