I love new discoveries from different parts of the world. Currently I’ve been listening to an incredible talent and this being Toronto’s very own Charlotte Day Wilson. Now if you love your soul music then you will love this 23 year old singer/ songwriter/ producer and multi instrumentalist. Before going solo she was the vocalist for The WAYO who are a 4 piece R&B soulful group based in Toronto via Halifax. The 4 members all met at King’s College and they have even released an EP and this being Wanderings which combined soul, jazz, hip-hop, R&B and funk. Now The Wayo are no more as they disbanded a few months ago.
Aside from The Wayo, Charlotte has been trained as a vocalist, guitarist and saxophonist with roots in R&B, soul and folk.
I must say I was knocked for six when I went on Charlotte’s Soundcloud page. Currently on display is the debut single After All the recent follow up Work and then Spent Missing which is a Froyo Ma song which Day featured on.
After All: The debut tune by Charlotte Day Wilson was literally amazing. The soulful vocals were enough to mellow me out. This beautiful track is pleasing on the ear and it seems Wilson is Canada’s answer to Jessie Ware. Anyhow After All was a slow but smooth cut which featured a multitude of instruments leaving me utterly hypnotised.
Work: This is the latest song by Charlotte and it is a right cracker. Work is a slick sultry soulful ode to hustle with elements of R&B added in for good measure. It was rather blissful aided by Wilson’s angelic vocal delivery. Other than a drum beat you had the organ playing all throughout which sent shivers up my spine.
When the day comes when Charlotte does perform in the UK, I reckon witnessing her sing in a church would be amazing due to churches acoustics.
Recently Zane Lowe premiered this song on Apple Music’s Beats 1 show. Wilson describe Work as “a bit of a mantra to remind myself to hustle as hard as possible”.
Spent Missing: This song Charlotte Day Wilson featured on and this is completely different compared to the likes of both After All and Work. Spent Missing was a chillful soulful number smothered in plenty of electronic beats. Overall it was an utter masterpiece which had been perfectly produced.
All in all I really dig Charlotte Day Wilson’s music. Whenever I hear soulful music it always gives me the chills. Anyhow Wilson is a talented singer/ songwriter, both After All and Work are pieces of art getting me greatly excited for the forthcoming EP which is all recorded and ready to go.
(If you like what you hear then you can purchase music by Charlotte on iTunes)