At the end of 2020, it was reported that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had, in part, been funded by a $1m donation from Dolly Parton. This was further proof, not that it was needed, of Parton's status of all-round good egg and worldwide treasure. Her contribution to the potential salvation of humankind ranks fairly high on her list of impressive deeds, somewhere alongside her literacy program, The Imagination Library, which has been responsible for providing over 150 million books to children in America and beyond.
Light has always been a precious resource in Charlotte Day Wilson's music. The Toronto singer-songwriter and producer's vast voice is like a canyon that the sun can't access; the percolating soul and quiet storm that surround it flicker like candlelight. "I went to a funeral today just so I could feel something," she sang on "Funeral," from her 2018 EP Stone Woman.
Latched on to the end of a BADBADNOTGOOD or Kaytranada track, her name brings a velvet touch -- an added level grace and beauty -- to her jazz and R&B inflected collaborators. Across her own work, EPs CDW and Stone Woman, it's a name that reaches far into the production credits. Simply, Wilson is adept at crafting her own worlds, setting a smoky stage for her voice to glide across.
A debut album often feels mired in great expectation and scrutiny; usually being the first real taste for what an artist has to offer. Charlotte Day Wilson seems to slip straight through these overly critical cracks with her debut album 'ALPHA'. Already a significantly established artist - with a catalogue of EP's and singles dating back to 2012 - Wilson has been on the scene for a while.