Zane Lowe premiered Toronto soul singer and multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Day Wilson’ dazzling new song “Work”yesterday on Beats 1. The Fader followed with the track’s online premiere calling it “a song that moves slow as snowfall, a thick layer of organ harmonies are nudged toward crescendo by the lazy shuffle of dreams and the quiet flicker of guitar. For Charlotte, ‘Work’ isn’t about the breathless, anxiety-inducting approach to getting shit done, but the courage that comes through tenacity.” Charlotte describes the transcendent track as “a bit of a mantra to remind myself to hustle as hard as possible.”
“Work” follows Charlotte’s debut single “After All”, a song that broke Hype Machine’s Top 10 and was described as “angelic” by The 405, “visceral” by Pigeons & Planes, while Indie Shuffle deemed it “sensuous”.
The 23-year old singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist is the latest to emerge from a crop of exciting Toronto-based jazz and R&B influenced artists earning global recognition, including friends and collaborators BADBADNOTGOOD and River Tiber.
Trained as a vocalist, guitarist, and saxophonist with roots in R&B, soul, and folk, “Work” is the beginning of a wealth of new material from Charlotte, each song intimate and accessible and driven by the honesty of her voice.
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