Although his musical identity generally evolves around the piano, his newest album is almost entirely written on the guitar. The reason for this lies in the artist’s extended times spent in nature over the last years, where it would only be him and his guitar. This period also gave birth to the idea of not using money as a value exchange system while making and releasing the album. Instead, all earnings of ‘Pennyless’ will be donated to green initiatives around the world – for as long as this album is sold. CHALLEM’s ideas and musical vision are captured on this record more clearly than ever before. This was made possible by his continued cooperation with recording engineer and producer Jasper Ras, which allowed him to explore new introspective valleys to wander around.Make yourself comfortable, take a slow breath and enjoy.