Tre. Charles is an Alternative/Indie Soul artist who dives into the depths of his soul, inviting you into his world with an expressive blend of warm and soulful undertones, powerful lyrics, and emotive crooning; which helps you navigate your way through the encompassing experience. Raised along the East Coast from city to city, Charles was exposed to a myriad of different customs and cultures. It is from these experiences that he cultivated his sound, which pays homage to his nomadic upbringing and lifestyle. With Charles not having been formally trained in music, it adds to his unassuming yet commanding allure.
His sound has drawn comparisons of modern talents like Sampha, Hozier, and James Blake but also glints of classic pioneers like Muddy Waters and Lauryn Hill. Pitchfork contributor Brian Howe described Tre. Charles’s sound as “stretched and shifted vocal harmonies, and long-tailed reverbs and delays that hum like cathedrals.” Howe also continues with “This labyrinth of sound, blurred at the edges yet sharply etched in the middle, is where we find his just-woke-up voice and glinting guitar, his fingers tweezing jazzy splinters from thick barre chords. The overall effect is calming, but in a transfixing, time-halting way, like dancing candlelight.”
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