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PREMIERE: Emma Charles Releases Doug Schadt-Produced Folk Pop New Single “Far From Here”
Singer Songwriter Emma Charles has teamed up with lauded producer Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Emmy the Great) and recorded new tracks that set the tone for a new direction in her career. The first to be released,“Far From Here,” pairs her strikingly clear vocals with Schadt’s sophisticated wide screen production on the contemplative, melancholy-inflected song. “Far From Here” will be released digitally on September 7 via Sky Music, an imprint of the respected jazz-centric Resilience Music Alliance. Charles is the debut artist on the pop-oriented label.
Charles explains the moody tone of the song commenting that “Far From Here” was “written in a moment of desperation, at a time when all I wanted to do was run away from the reality I was in—to feel less alone, and to hopefully touch others so that they feel less alone.”
Charles grew up in a music-filled house that fostered creativity. At age eight, she made guest appearances at Lincoln Center, singing background vocals with her mother, the famed vocalist Rondi Charleston, and her jazz quartet. Charles has since created, performed, and interpreted different styles of music as a classically trained singer with forays into R&B, jazz and in particular musical theater having produced a number of revivals on campus and regionally in the lead roles including Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Hair, Sweeney Todd, Avenue Q, and Urinetown. Charles recently starred as Veronica in Heathers: The Musical at Berklee.
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