The new single “Blessed” from young phenom August Charles couldn’t come at a better time. A reflection on past time of struggle, frustration and disappointment, his soul-fuelled voice takes the listener on an effortless sound introspection, a story of release and recognition. “Blessed” marks a milestone, a new beginning in the artist’s life. The track was created in collaboration with Bristol-to-Berlin producer Gabriel Gifford.
Born in Ndola, Zambia and raised throughout the UK, August grew up between two worlds, that cannot be more different. Influenced by the music of Frank Ocean, Leon Bridges, Sampha and King Krule, he first started exploring his vocal abilities at the age of 12 as a member of a Doncaster high school choir.
August Charles’ musical vocabulary includes Soul, R&B, Indie Pop and Jazz. The melancholy of his voice transcends the listener into the serenity of exploration and emotional deep diving. More recently August Charles was listed as one of the upcoming artists to watch by BBC Introducing leading to features on BBC Radio 1 & Jazz FM, ‘Blessed’ was featured on Earmilk & Dummy Mag, along with being added to Pharrell Williams’ ‘OTHERtone’ Podcast Playlist and featured in the Early Rising Playlist, curated by Haley Evans of Megahouse Music. The singer-songwriter performed at Tramlines 2021 & supported the likes of Richard Spaven, while his latest single “Blessed” was promoted on multi Spotify playlists such as Alternative R&B, my life is a movie, Low-Key & was included in the Spotify Fresh Finds: Class of 2021 – landing on both ‘Fresh Finds R&B: Best of 2021’ & ‘Fresh Finds Indie: Best of 2021’