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Next up is an artist who has been recommended to us via our Leeds music network.
There is a level of maturity and ability to CHARLIE LEAVY that neatly elevates her music to a deserved status of appreciation, but it also displays a lot to it that defies her age in terms of how intelligently it is all pieced together.
There is a smart way that she is able to open up her songs that allows the listener feel the committed emotion that she seems to invest in each track. Those bonafide qualities come to rest and the resolve that carries across is handsomely pushed through. In doing so, she manages to set things on their way as they take flight.
The volume and texture is one that broadens the appeal as much as it does the depth in the musical display that comes through. To listen to her music is to listen to a truly great artist and her age can only indicate her potential is yet to be realised.
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Tom Robinson – 6 Music review
Out there in Streaming Land there are naturally gifted singers and then there are the rest of us, and you can tell within seconds that Charlie Leavy belongs effortlessly in the first category. In the coming years she’ll be able to pick pretty much any direction she wants to and, with enough hard work, make a success of it.
The most tempting route might be to slide into becoming some kind of mid-atlantic Joss Stone soundalike, managed by some corporate Talent Agency and marketed to Mums and Dads on Radio 2 via the pluggers of some international music conglomerate. But Charlie also has the potential to be a far more interesting and authentic artist than that, with a unique English voice and viewpoint that are all her own.
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
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