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Tanika Charles - Soul Run
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Tanika Charles

Soul Run

Record Kicks

Released: 7th April 2017 | 11 track funk album

Record Kicks proudly pres. Juno Awards nominee Tanika Charles. Her debut album Soul Run, produced among others by Slakah The Beatchild - best known for his works with Drake - will be released on Record Kicks next April the 7th.

Already filed under one of the heavy hitter of 2017 and anticipated by its first single, the title track Soul Run which is hitting the airwaves all around the globe, Soul Run is the debut album by Edmonton-raised Tanika Charles.

The album produced among the others by Slakah The Beatchild (BBE Records), best known as a producer for his collaborations with Canadian rapper Drake, strikes a seamless balance between the warm authentic vintage Motown soul sound, yet contains a contemporary twist to it. A tricky thing to accomplish, however, Tanika has undeniably managed to achieve this, judging by the glowing reviews and support she's currently receiving from all around the globe, including a nomination at the 2017 Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammys) for best R&b/Soul album of year.

The most buzzed-about Soul singer in Toronto according to CBC network, in a few short years has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and bandleader, a staple in the Canadian soul scene, both on stage and off. Her touring career has seen her supporting the likes of Estelle, Haitus Kayote, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray. Highly impressive, considering she is only just releasing her debut album to the world, after her low-key EP release, 'What! What? What!?', back in 2010.

Growing up on a musical diet of Patti Labelle, Jill Scott, Bob James, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Bjork and The Black Crows, Charles' eclectic music taste subconsciously shines through in 'Soul Run', an album's name that came from a tragic part of Tanika's life. Miss Charles presents an immutable charm, at times endearingly abrasive and honest in her vulnerabilities. If Tanika's singing it, she's lived it! Soul Run is a post breakup album. It's not about a breakup as such, but about finding yourself after hitting the reset button, Charles makes clear. Tanika Charles put a modern, edgy twist on the classic Motown sound, resulting in an album that captures the ears and feet of anyone in a 5 mile radius. Fans of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray... watch out !!!

"Post-Drake Toronto is developing a rep as a fertile scene for Soul and R&b, and Tanika Charles could be the city's next breakout act 8/10"
Uncut Magazine
"One of the big hitters of 2017"
Craig Charles, BBC6 Music
"You're gonna love this"
Jamie Cullum, BBC2
"A promising solo debut..Definitely one to watch"
MOJO
"Soul Run is a solid Soul standout 8/10"
Exclaim Magazine
"If you need a song for motivation to leave a situation or space that is holding you back, listen to “Soul Run” and spread your wings!"
AfroPunk US
"You’d have to be pretty dead inside to not open your heart to the warmth of Tanika Charles’ music"
Metro UK
"A tremendous debut package"
Echoes Magazine
"Impressive vocal qualities, winningly honest lyrics, and a contemporary twist on classic soul sounds all point to great things in 2017"
Albumism
"You don’t have to know Charles to be instantly drawn in by her charisma; it’s like sitting at the bar with a girl who has endlessly hilarious tales to tell"
Now Magazine