Welcome back to another lovely little Beneath The Surface feature. This time I am joined by the wonderful Charles. Have a gander below and check out what we got down to business chatting about on todays edition.
Hey Charles, thank you so much for joining me today. Really appreciate your time. First up, what would you say first sparked your interest in music/who inspired you to make music?
Would have to be the freedom to be able to express yourself, without anyone saying it was right or wrong. I was used to learning other peoples choreography and songs, but never my own. So when I watched the likes of Prince, FKA Twigs and Beyonce it confirmed that I needed to be doing that. Showing the world my artistry and music.
Beautiful. How would you describe the music you are currently creating?
Alternative, funk soul. Imagine Barry White had a child with Sade, but was then brought up by Prince. Something like that.
Haha, brilliant analysis there, I can totally hear that. What does your creative process look like?
I prefer to be in a studio with a producer and build a song from scratch. Once the rough structure of the song is pieced together, that’s when I will start laying down melodies. With writing I just write how I feel straight onto paper. It’s never in a ‘song’ structure, I feel it’s easier for me to get out how I feel if I just write down exactly what I’m thinking. Then once in the studio I will look at what I have previously wrote then start piecing it together as song.
Sweet! Who would you most like to collaborate with? (let’s send it out to the universe and make it happen!)
I thought about this for time. Would have to be NAO. She’s been a huge inspiration to me for so many years.
NAO is amazing. Completely agree, I would LOVE to see a collab with you both. Hey Presto, consider it sent! What is the one message you would like to send out to your fans?
Where are they? Nah jokes for real I would say thank you. There are times when I feel like this is too much, but I will get a message from someone saying they can’t stop listening to a track or I see people dancing to it and it makes it all worth it. So thank you for supporting me.
That’s what it’s all about hey! What’s your top tip to rejuvenate your creativity/get over a writer’s block?
Go out and live your life. If I have a block, I get up and go meet friends or walk and people watch. The key for me is to add as little pressure as possible.
Sound advice there, I’m a sucker for placing expectations on myself! Finally, what’s next for you, what do we have to look forward to/ what are you currently working on?
My next single ‘Easy’ will be out at the end of June followed by my debut EP ‘On Trend, Hungry & Broke’. I have been off the radar for the last 2 years creating this with my mate Mathias Boman who produced it.
Thanks again for joining us Charles. Super excited about all the new ear candy coming to a streaming service near me VERY soon.
In the meantime, I’ll just continue to rinse Charle’s latest single ‘Sundance Kid’ here and you can too!
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