"We are seemingly headed towards dark and confusing times. The tension inside of the people is rising so instead of putting more gasoline to the fire and fueling the rage I submit to you these sounds of "PEACE". Not black music or white music. Not borders or class. Just music. It's time to stop labeling music, just as it is time to stop labeling humans as 1st class and 2nd class citizens. If you can ignore my broken voice and if you could only look past my music's imperfections, you would feel me instead of hearing me and maybe then you could get a small glimpse of the hope that the people feel when they are at my concerts and understand the idea that many great men and women before me like Bob Marley and John Lennon had, that we are all one. The idea that had
brought hope and countless others. The hope that makes them scream : PEACE FOREVER". (Charles X)
WHO IS CHARLES X ?
Biting rap or sensual soul music, the singer does both… just because he can
Following an astounding mixtape (“Beats & Beasts”, 2013), a brilliant debut album (“The Revolution… And The Day After”, 2015) and the most recent and more soulful than ever “Sounds of Yesteryear”, released in March 2016, it appears that Charles X’ 360° vision avidly includes all Great Black Music. The one who named himself “X” (like Malcom did, so he can too get rid of his slave’s name) excels at melting all these values to which we shall add Motown’s soul music – that of 1979 Michael Jackson (“Off The Wall” is a bedside album) – as well as the dramaturgy of Nina Simone, and even a touch of jazz. His ability to move from the most sensual languor to the most biting rap is unequalled. Both in his mind and writing, Charles X has revolutionary but pacifist desires - a bit of a hippy soul too. As a plan set up a long time ago, to remind us that a 26 year-old African-American man can offer a lettered alternative to bosses like Drake and Future.
1. Ghetto Daze
3. Wind feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow
4. In Love
6. Soul Power
7. California Dreamin
8. Fuck you and Zen
9. Black Betty Jane
10. The Man who ruled the World
12. In this LifeAvailable from 24.02.2017