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Singer, songwriter, and producer Charlotte Day Wilson returns today with two new tracks  the velvety love song “Take Care Of You” featuring Syd and the effortlessly sunny “Summertime”. The Toronto native melds soul, jazz, and R&B to create atmospheric upbeat ballads that breathe warmth and intimacy into contemporary pop. Her first offerings of 2020 a prime example, Wilson’s latest continue to entice and expand her sound and catalog, setting the tone for more to come.

Charlotte on the singles:

“'Take Care of You' was one of those songs that came really naturally and quickly, the lyrics were impromptu & the music was simple. I just wanted to write the sort of lesbian love song that I would want to listen to. Syd was the best possible addition, we both felt it was a song that needed to be heard. I wrote 'Summertime' at my cottage alone in the woods, I was just reflecting on some unrequited emotions that always seem to come back in the summer.”

Growing up in Canada, Wilson studied classical piano and the practice of active listening, specifically Jazz with her parents in the living room of her childhood home. As a teenager, she taught herself how to produce using Garageband and she took her first stab at writing lyrics on her debut self-released EP Palimpsest in 2012. Her early work highlights her nonconforming sound melding elements of folk, soul, jazz and hip-hop. After a short time in school, she left the program to pursue her career in music – soon after collaborating with the likes of Kaytranada, Daniel Caesar, and BadBadNotGood, before releasing her second EP in 2016, CDW. The lead single from CDW,  “Work” earned press acclaim from the likes of  NPR, Teen Vogue, The Fader, W Magazine, and nominations for the 2017 SOCAN Songwriting Prize and the 2017 Polaris Music Prize. In 2018, Wilson released Stone Woman a 6-track EP that charts the collapse of a relationship. Upon release, Stone Woman earned recognition from The Fader, Harpers Bazaar, Pitchfork, and went on to be nominated for both the 2018 Polaris Music Prize and a 2019 JUNO Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year. Wilson’s most recent release “Mountains” (co-written by the legendary Babyface and featuring background vocals from Daniel Caesar) is a gospel-infused soul-stirring track that chronicles a declining love.

Wilson’s contemporary take on R&B and Soul showcases her sublime vocals and her ingenuity as she fuses vintage basslines, gospel assonance, and contemporary minimalist production to create a strikingly beautiful sonic aura.

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