released May 14 2018
"I don't think I've harassed an artist to put out a song more than I have with 'Colors'. I still remember hearing the demo Charlie sent me, which could have been recorded on the oldest laptop in the history of the galaxy, and being floored.Charlz is a very special artist and I'm so excited for people to hear this music."– M-Phazes
Light, silvery, yet it fills—and stills—a room, Charlz' dusky voice comes from a place of deep honesty. In her latest single, 'Colors', it takes a leading role. Full of quiet intensity, the song breathes with emotion, a delicate dance of harmonies in which Charlz' captivating vocals are both principal and corps.
The second release on new Australian imprint Risqué, 'Colors' was born from collaboration with ARIA Award-winning producer M-Phazes, best known for his work with Amy Shark, Alison Wonderland and Eminem. "I was paired up with Mark at a songwriting workshop in Melbourne, early on in his career. We spent all day in the Abbotsford Convent, drinking wine and making music."
Having returned to her hometown of Melbourne in late 2017 with a freshly signed publishing deal with Kobalt Music, Charlz had spent time in LA working with an international list of collaborators as intriguing as it is impressive. From Deadmau5 protégé ATTLAS, to UK phenom Maths Time Joy and Grammy Award winner Latroit, Charlz's quiet aura and creative magnetism allowed her to connect with some of electronic music's most elusive producers.
At the end of last year Charlz debuted her single 'Feather' to a 5000-strong Festival Hall crowd in Melbourne, opening for US RNB superstar Khalid. Now armed with a collection of subtle, arty pop hits ready for release, the world is about to see what Charlz is really about. Listen for sleek and understated production, raw grooves and deep thoughts, expressed by a voice which traverses the octaves as lightly as a leaf in the wind.