Kerry Charles has today released his new single titled ‘Empress Of The Crystal Moon’. A purely fantastic retro style of golden era pop and genuine songwriter’s grit, we get a slight modern jazz influence thrown in for extra originality.
These are the types of songs that make you want to get to know the artist who made them. I was taken back to the age of Christopher Cross, Joe Jackson, and more but given that modern tinge to keep it influential.
This may be my new favorite artist.
About Kerry Charles
Blurring the lines between caricature and confessional, Kerry Charles isn’t quite certain where his act ends and reality begins. Sardonic, yet sincere, abject but personal and indisputably groovy, Charles’s timeless pop recordings are as enigmatic as their author.
Drawing influence from the likes of Prince, Hall and Oates and Steely Dan, Charles’s obsessively produced tracks land somewhere between laid-back synth pop, smooth dad rock and seductive R&B.
The New Jersey-based songwriter and producer pairs his intimate falsetto with a lush palette of synthesizers and the inimitable sax stylings of Max Cudworth to produce a sound that longs for a time of polyester and purple rain.
Supported by an outstanding lineup of musicians (including Dustin Kaufman of St. Lucia), Charles and Cudworth spin a sensual yarn that will have you reaching to dim the lights and uncork that second bottle of malbec.
His debut LP, I Think Of You, is packed with moments heralded by Noisey as “seriously groovy cold-weather jams…the type of music that feels just right when the leaves start to change colors.” Nine tracks of cozy sonic gems that will have you begging for more, and rest assured more is around the corner.