You may have heard her as part of a track on the hit album, Freudian by Daniel Caesar or seen her share the stage with fellow Canadian artists, BADBADNOTGOOD or River Tiber, but Charlotte Day Wilson is carving out her own path in the R&B scene and is becoming quite the household name.
Taking influence from the Motown and bluegrass she listened to at an early age, Charlotte Day Wilson developed her vocal talent and went on to learn piano, saxophone and guitar. It was during her time as a women’s studies student in Halifax, Nova Scotia that Wilson began to sing with R&B group, the Wayo, but soon later decided to leave school to focus on music and songwriting. She returned to Toronto to intern with Arts & Crafts record label and continued to sing with the Wayo, until deciding to make the move to a solo singing career in 2016. Since then, she had released her first single, “Work” and first EP and went on to become an opening act for budding star, Daniel Caesar.
When it comes to describing her sound, it’s clear Charlotte Day Wilson has got her own flair. Her smoky, sultry vocals blended with elements of soul and jazz and the raw emotion of her lyrics truly delivers a sound that we’ve been waiting for. Moreover, in a music world dominated by male producers, Wilson does not only write her own songs, but also goes behind the scenes, producing and mixing all of her own tunes and truly immersing herself in every step of the songwriting process.
Her latest EP, Stone Woman is a melancholic album with tracks depicting the downfall of a relationship, while showcasing rich, layered vocals, chill electronic beats and smooth synths. Tracks such as “Doubt” pair a crisp percussion with her velvety vocals and emotional lyrics of love gone bad, while songs such as leading track, “Stone Woman” set the tone for the rest of the EP with smooth high-pitched beats melding perfectly with her deep and effortless vocals.
Charlotte Day Wilson will be playing two sold-out live shows at The Danforth Music Hall on April 6 & 7, 2018.
Take a listen to her newly released EP on Spotify.