Midwestern Soul Artist Charlie Urick Drops Slick Debut Single "U"

Midwestern Soul Artist Charlie Urick Drops Slick Debut Single "U"

Maybe you know Charlie Urick as a soulful Midwestern musician trying to make it (and making it). Or as that guy sitting on sofas in ridiculously random locations performing acoustic covers for YouTube. Or maybe you don't know him at all. 

You will though. Last week, the Green Bay based singer-songwriter released his debut single "U" on Sony Italy, so you know it's gonna be damn good. Teaming up with Italian producers Keezy and JVLI, Charlie dropped one of the smoothest soul bops of the summer. We asked him to tell us a little about the track and here's what he had to say:

Working on ‘U’ with Keezy and Jvli was so refreshing. We were never really planning on doing a summery pop track, but we had a ton of fun recording it.

We were originally working on a really heavy, sad and emotional track. It was late at night and after a few hours, we were all drained from it. We reached a bit of a road block so Keezy decided to switch things up; everyone didn’t want to leave until we had just one more song done. He dug up a beat him and Jvli made and we just tracked it and freestyled on it for like an hour, right, and when we finally got done, everyone was feeling like, “Wow, we have something here”.

Putting that track down so late was really revitalizing because what came out is a feel-good summer bop. Four hours after we finished the song, I was on a plane flying back to the U.S.

"U" opens with an unassuming acoustic rhythm line, refreshing and summery as percussive slaps share the sonic space. Soon, we get the first taste of Charlie's vocals: the perfect pop delivery, steady and slick. The guitar continues its same gentle rhythm but suddenly the arrangement blooms with bursts of buzzing horn tones and drum pad beats. Those suave vocals only get better from here, dabbling in sleek falsetto and emotive croons, all while layers of sunny, soulful instrumentation get bigger. Towards the end, Charlie's vocal delivery gets more emphatic as he releases a sexy howling melody that soars above glossy beats and thumps of percussion, ending abruptly and just begging for another listen.

Listen to "U" below and connect with Charlie Urick on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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