Don’t miss new music from Canadian R&B singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson, growing Mexican rapper Santos Woge, and Ohio-bred MC Stalley.
Charlotte Day Wilson – ALPHA (Stone Woman Music)
Canadian musical powerhouse, Charlotte Day Wilson, presents her highly-anticipated debut album, ALPHA. The 28-year old vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist’s music has amassed over 50 million streams worldwide, with Wilson’s warm soothing tone, soulful R&B sound, and timeless lyrics capturing global attention. Her newest 11-track project follows the success of her 2018 EP, Stone Woman, and is a raw and graceful display of her growth as an artist. Charlotte describes her connection to ALPHA’s rhythmic lead single, “If I Could,” stating, “’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.” The song is accompanied by a video co-directed by Charlotte herself that showcases a female rodeo and highlights the song’s message of challenging gender roles. Her smokey, jazz-influenced track “Changes,” follows the journey of coming to terms with oneself, exploring heartache, confusion, and hope. As described by THE FADER, Charlotte is a “one-woman powerhouse,” and the emotive lyrics, seasoned vocals, raw visuals of her newest album further exemplify why this title is so deserved.
Santos Woge – Santos Woge (Amatista)
Singer-songwriter Santos Woge’s first self-titled EP explores the most sensitive edges of being human and reflects Woge’s femininity and power. Her Spanish-speaking rap lyrics shout the injustices that swirl inside of her, allowing listeners to take part in her moments of sharp introspection. In the EP’s focus track “Estaré Bien,” Woge describes darkness as a part of well-being, in that immersing herself in lapses allows her to have greater acceptance and gratefulness for life’s opportunities. With her newest EP, Santos Woge strengthens the national female identity and presents a world in which balance and acceptance are paramount.
Stalley – Gone Baby, Gone (Blue Collar Gang)
American rapper Stalley returns to release his ten-track full-length album, Gone Baby, Gone. The Ohio artist’s smooth delivery and distinctive style have made waves in the music industry, garnering him countless fans and over 15 million streams. Stalley speaks on his creative process and the significance of his newest release: “My legacy is in my music so I’m always working and building onto what I started despite whatever tries to distract me. Gone, Baby Gone is really me just taking listeners away with me as I avoid the madness of the world and create art.” “Oranges in June” is also featured on Stalley’s newest album, a song that maintains a laid-back flow and speaks to the joyful escapism Stalley attempts to create as he “avoid[s] the madness of the world.” Gone Baby, Gone adds to Stalley’s impressive discography, which includes four studio albums, seven mixtapes, six EPs, and three collaborative albums.