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Get To Know: Nadine Charles [UPDATE]

05/11/2009

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**UPDATE**

Tracks are now available to download HERE

Sometimes I come across an artist or music that seems to fill a void that I wasn’t even consciously aware was there in the first place. One such artists is Nadine Charles (and the music is her Introducing Nadine Charles EP).

The ‘void’ in question is great female R&B, without the gimmicks, vocal effects, pop-crossover elements that seem so prevalent in today’s R&B starlets. If I was forced to draw comparisons with other artists I would probably choose someone like Faith Evans, Brandy or Monica.

I have been aware of Nadine for some time and many of those ‘in the know’ have been singing her praises at every opportunity, so she was definitely on my radar.

A chance visit over to her blog informed me that she had attended the Atlanta International Soul Summit, and finished up her debut EP. The cheeky curious side of me decided to drop her an email to see if I could get my hands on the EP and see if everything I had heard was true …. it was!

The EP is 7 tracks long and it’s obvious that the tracks were chosen carefully. There is no ‘filler’ (I know it’s an EP but it does happen) and the songs flow well, unlike a lot of EPs/mixtapes that seem to be cobbled together and released with no thought at all about how the finished project will sound as a complete package.

You can check out snippets of two tracks from the EP below:

Nadine Charles – Special (snippet)

Nadine Charles – You Are The One (snippet)

At the moment the EP isn’t available to purchase, however copies will be for sale at gigs and you can also drop Nadine an email at nadinecharlesbiz@googlemail.com if you want to get your hands on a copy. In the video below the singer discusses her journey so far and talks about some of the artists that have influenced her.

LINKS: Nadine’s Blog, Twitter (@Nadiva99), Myspace

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