New Music Critique: Emma Charles

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Contact: tperry@shorefire.com
Web: emmacharlesmusic.com
Seeking: Booking, Film/TV
Style: Folk Pop

This singer-songwriter has fashioned  a consistent sound whose arrangements are artistically sparse and absolutely alluring. Fans of Ashe and Ingrid Michaelson will want to check her out. The song “25” is a winner, where Charles’ dreamy/sexy presence showcases an intelligent, probing artist who is wise beyond her years. Next, the deeply reverbed piano on “Book” is just one layer of a track suffused with artful undertones that are subtly effective. And it’s a stirring moment when she reveals her beautiful high register. That vocal virtuosity continues on “Osmosis” where, without showing off, Charles takes her voice right up to falsetto peaks. No question this artist and her team are working at a high level.