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Great new video from UK Soul Singer Nadine Charles. GFM had the pleasure of interviewing Nadine last Fall and we really love this track from her EP Introducing Miss Charles.
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Great new video from on of our favorite up and coming UK Soul artists Nadine Charles. “Kisses In The Morning” is a teaser track from Nadine’s forthcoming project and is available as a free download here. Nadine’s debut EP 2009′s Introducing Miss Charles still stays in constant rotation on my playlist. Definitely an artist to watch.
Recently, Grown Folks Music had the opportunity to chat with London based soul singer Nadine Charles. Nadine is currently promoting her EP Introducing Miss Charles , you can check out a review of the project here.
Nadine Charles is definitely an artist to keep on your radar screen, her sound is at once familiar and yet unique. The familiarity comes from the fact that you can hear that she respects music through the purity of her vocal tone production. Her sound is unique because she is creating her personal musical narrative on her own terms. Now, the interview…
[GFM] Could you share with us a little bit about the concept behind the EP Introducing Miss Charles?
[NC] Well I’ve spent the last few years working with other people on their projects (and really enjoyed it by the way) but felt it was time to let people really know what I’m about. So I decided to introduce myself independently of everything else I’ve been involved in.
[GFM] I know songs can be like children, but are there any personal favorites of yours on the EP?
[NC] Yeah, you’re right. They are like children so it’s hard to say you love one child more than the other without feeling guilty! BUT saying that I really do like ” You Are The One”, “Cry Baby” , ”Journey” and ”Special”…but they’re all personal and relevant to me. You are the one, I like the arrangement and general feel of the song. But lyrically CryBaby, Journey, Special do it for me.”Crybaby” was quite an emotional song for me to write, but very theraputic and it was the best way for me to let the person who kinda made me feel like that know how I felt. Special came to me one day when I was feeling really low, which is probably why it’s a special song (no pun intended) to me. I was sitting on my sofa feeling a bit depressed about a situation, then thought to myself, I have God in my life and I’m blessed and ended up writing that song. So it makes me smile that I was feeling so bad and ended up feeling really good about myself. “Journey” is about my personal journey…which I’m still on, to find innerpeace. We rely so much on others for happiness, and then get let down. If we are content within ourselves, I think it would be harder to be hurt and let down by other people. I’m a work in progress…
Upon hearing the EP Introducing Miss Charles from Nadine Charles I loudly exclaimed “El gusto es mio!” fortunately no one was around to laugh at my poor excuse for Spanish. But in all seriousness the pleasure really is all mine. Having the opportunity to listen to this great project from this wonderful artist just adds another notch to my “there really is hope for R&B scorecard”.
Seven tracks that run the subject matter gamut from: Love to loss, infatuation to even openly admitting that you’re a Cry Baby…you have to love an artist that is not afraid to be that open and honest. Musically, if you are a fan of great melodies(which I am) and dense beautiful harmonies(guilty as charged over here) you will love Introducing Miss Charles.
The production[C Swing and The Truth MoveMENT] and performances on this EP are wonderfully consistent: no throwaways here. The tracks contained herein do not reside in the “beatmaker” category, this is not a dig at any music or producer who operates in that realm, I’m merely stating that this is gimmick free music. They even have the audacity to have musical bridges in these songs that really do take you on a journey. The nerve!