Charlotte Day Wilson Proves Her Worth (Live Review, 04/19, Toronto)
With only a single EP released, as well a handful of guest-spots on BADBADNOTGOOD’s latest record, it’s hard to believe that Charlotte Day Wilson was about to play the first of two sold-out nights at Toronto’s the Mod Club. Although it didn’t hurt that she was playing her hometown, by the end of the night it was clear what was drawing these sold-out crowds: pure, raw talent.
Under a set of twinkling lights draped above the stage, singer-songwriter (and producer!) Charlotte Day Wilson emerged onstage to greet the eager crowd. For the next hour, she played through her six-song EP, as well treating us to a handful of new songs, all indebted to her signature quiet-storm, electro-R&B. Guitar in hand for most, it was her deep, sensual vocals that truly resonated throughout the room. Never missing a note, she possessed total control over her voice. At one point, she addressed the crowd explaining how nervous she was and apologized for her 'shaky voice.' Shaky it was not; smooth and powerful, it was. But the true highlight of the night, after a stunning rendition of “Find You,” was her saxophone solo. Charlotte took the stage, showing her classically trained sax skills, which ended in a doo-wop scat-style vocal run, immediately sending shivers throughout my entire body. If this live show proved anything to the Toronto crowd, it was that we have so much to look forward to regarding the career of Charlotte Day Wilson. Listen below!
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