North London based artist Charles, follows up on his striking debut single ‘Red. Green. Gold.’ with another stylishly soulful heater ‘Darker Shade Of Green’. Having already caught the attention of major online tastemakers WONDERLAND, HIGH SNOBIETY and EARMILK Charles prepares to take 2018 head on with this latest release.
Channeling the feelings of love and jealousy, the 21 year-old produces a classy blend of soul and R&B, fusing a grooved-out rhythm section with his trademark bass driven vocals – a combination that continues to draw comparisons from Isaac Hayes to Dev Hynes.
Speaking on the track Charles states “Being in love is a beautiful thing, but people forget to tell you what the actual T is. It’s hard fucking work, graft and jealousy loves to creep in at any opportunity. I struggled with that emotion [jealousy] because I never expected it from love. It took me completely by surprise and it’s still something that I’m trying to keep under control.”
Produced by Gil Lewis (Nina Nesbitt, Sabella) and co-written with Andrea Rocha (LOOP, Hannah Jane Lewis), ‘Darker Shade Of Green’ is another example of the impressive and cultured sound this young artist is producing, placing Charles firmly in the category of ones to watch this year.