Charlotte Day Wilson announces debut album Alpha, shares new single ‘If I Could’
Toronto native, soul/R&B singer and producer Charlotte Day Wilson announces her highly-anticipated debut album Alpha, slated for release via Stone Woman Music. The rhythmic single, ‘If I Could‘ and the album announcement are accompanied by a video showcasing female rodeos, changing faces and identities and allusions to the story Alpha will tell. Charlotte is credited as co-director of the compelling video and award-winning director Kevan Funk commencing the Alpha era. Listen + watch HERE.
Charlotte says on the new single: “If I Could was written by my good friend and incredible songwriter Merna Bishouty, and produced by myself and Jack Rochon. I felt a deep and immediate connection to Merna’s perspective on the desire to protect and save someone from their demons, and I was honored to collaborate with her on the song. Co-director Kevan Funk and I are also super grateful for my dear friend Mustafa and the bull riders from Texas who helped us to tell our story.”
Charlotte has made waves in the industry through her impressive instrumental repertoire of guitar, bass, drum pad, and piano talent, producing her own music as well as contributing to other projects. Beyond that, her authoritative and soulful voice and craft for songwriting have kept fans waiting for long-awaited studio full length. Alpha is an eleven-song journey of metaphor and earnest declarations, recollecting Charlotte’s inner struggles of love, growing, and breaking that she’s finally speaking to in a greater way. Alpha features the widely praised single ‘Take Care of You‘ ft. Syd as well as a song partnering with Toronto’s jazz-funk trio BADBADNOTGOOD.
Charlotte broke into the industry with her 2016 highly praised single ‘Work‘ on her debut EP CDW, which garnered more than 92+ million streams in total on Spotify. Following her EP, Charlotte appeared on Daniel Caesar’s Freudian with their song ‘Transform‘ and BADBADNOTGOOD’s ‘In Your Eyes‘, as well as released her personal single, ‘Doubt‘. In 2018, Charlotte released ‘Stone Woman‘ and ‘Nothing New‘ and recorded for Spotify Singles at HOB Studios in Toronto, where she performed ‘Doubt‘ and covered Dolly Parton’s ‘Here You Come Again‘. Next in 2019, Charlotte released ‘Mountains‘, co-written by Babyface with backing vocals from Daniel Caesar, and appeared on KAYTRANADA’S Grammy-award-winning album Bubba with ‘What You Need‘.
She released her self-produced songs ‘Take Care of You‘ ft. Syd and ‘Summertime‘ in 2020 and made her late-night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome series playing ‘Take Care of You‘from her Toronto home. Having garnered 1.6+ million Monthly Spotify Listeners and over 100+ million streams on Spotify, and receiving praise from Document Journal, Cool Hunting, ELLE Canada, Hypebeast, Pitchfork, The FADER, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR, VICE, and more, she has made a name for herself. Stay tuned for more from Charlotte Day Wilson with her debut album Alpha and watch the video for ‘If I Could‘, which sets the tone for the dynamic album showcasing Charlotte’s authentically-herself genius.
‘If I Could‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.
Charlotte Day Wilson
Out July 9
PRAISE FOR CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON
“Charlotte Day Wilson is a one-person powerhouse”
“Sparse, moody R&B is Charlotte Day Wilson’s signature”
“Charlotte expertly pulls inspirations from jazz, R&B and soul
and what results is an atmosphere that is solely her own”
“Wilson’s voice is warm, like a slow soothing hum with a touch of soul”
“Blending elements of jazz, soul, folk and R&B, Wilson writes deeply personal lyrics
and delivers them with the expertise of a seasoned vocalist”
“Wilson’s songs are plaintive and open, carried by the tenor of her voice
– rich, smokey and smooth, textured like the depths of the ocean –
and the wisdom they project”