Let’s face it, R&B has its queens. Many of them walk the fine line between pop and R&B. There’s no doubt about it. Personally, I find it difficult for new female artists to break into the scene and leave a lasting mark. There will never be another Whitney or Mariah and yes, we presently have Alicia Keys and Beyoncé. But what about the new bloods? Is there anyone ready to burst out on the scene and show us their chops? This young lady above just may show us some promise.
Charlie Vox is an established songwriter, having written for Melanie Fiona and Rihanna, while also working with some of the best producers in the industry – Stargate and Fanatic to name a couple. You’ve already heard her share her gift on the Soul Plane soundtrack, singing her track “Full Grown.” Charlie has been able to survive and win Amateur Night at The Apollo, not once, but twice, and has opened for Destiny’s Child during their Writings on the Wall tour. Quite an impressive list of credits thus far.
Charlie is stepping in front of the mic with her debut album Things I Never Said on the Siri Music Group/eONE label in the winter, however her single “Lie Instead” has been on repeat for the longest on this end. The double cut, subtle stutter in the chorus and throughout the song is catchy. The track is pretty straightforward and doesn’t come across as forced at all. It is slightly reminiscent of Jordan Sparks’ “No Air,” but Charlie is sure to leave her mark etched in your brain. Charlie’s smokey-tinged voice is sexy, and the track gives us a glimpse of what to look for on her new album. I like this song and look forward to hearing what comes forth on Things I Never Said. Working with producers who have worked with Whitney, Tamia and Deborah Cox (JR Rotem, Jackson/Croft and The Chemistri) can’t hurt at all, especially if they tap into Charlie’s magic. Curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought it back. I’m waiting patiently. Until then, enjoy and listen to the new single “Lie Instead” here.
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