CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON Releases new single ‘Forever’ Feat. Snoh Aalegra

by the partae
Photo Credit: Ashara Renfroe

Toronto singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Charlotte Day Wilson returns to the spotlight today as a beacon of pure artistry with her new single ‘Forever,’ featuring generational R&B talent Snoh Aalegra. Tethered loosely to a warped interpolation of The Foundations’ classic, ‘Baby, Now That I Found You‘, Day Wilson’s lush vocals drift in and around a melancholy beat and ethereal piano, like smoke slowly sauntering from a candle just blown out. ‘Forever‘ also highlights the vulnerable songwriting and impeccably layered production that make Day Wilson a well-respected peer and coveted collaborator. Aalegra joins in powerfully, as the two lament not being able to create the space to hold onto a deeper and potentially impossible love.

Forever‘ marks the first new solo music from Day Wilson since the release of her highly praised 2021 debut album, ALPHA, and her first with new label XL Recordings / Remote ControlALPHA served as a metaphorical coming out for Day Wilson, finding her openly and honestly tapping into her queerness for the first time as a storyteller. A breathtakingly confident and sensual Day Wilson emerged as a front runner in a new generation of quiet storm-inspired artists, Pitchfork even comparing her sonically to the queen of the movement, Anita Baker.

Day Wilson’s musical touchstones reach even further, twisting elements of folk, gospel and R&B into the silky DNA that makes her romantic and often existential musings so intoxicating. A few months after album release, fellow Toronto native and North Star of the music industry, Drake immortalized early album favorite ‘Mountains‘, co-written by Babyface, by sampling it in the chart topping radio hit ‘Fair Trade’ featuring Travis ScottDay Wilson also gained praise for the supergroup remix of her song ‘Take Care Of You’ featuring Syd, joined by other landmark queer female artists King PrincessAmaarae and Meshell Ndegeocello. Most recently, she joined UK producer SG Lewis and Channel Tres on the disco- infused ‘Fever Dreamer’. Thus far, Day Wilson has earned JunoPolaris and Libera nominations, marking an early and undeniable era of music in a soon to be legendary canon.

Charlotte Day Wilson – ‘Forever feat. Snog Aalegra’ (Official Visualiser)

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