Album Review

Put on those boogie shoes – Jack Tyson Charles releases his new Dualism EP

The London soul singer comes through with all the ingredients that make up a strong, traditional R&B release. Production is directed by multi-instrumentalist Danny Kane. Deep grooves, careful arrangements and prominent vocal savvy all solidify to make Dualism a glitzy, conventional, yet competent EP which is both perfect for boogying down and unwinding to.

A connoisseur of pop-soul oldies, Tyson Charles builds his songs’ amorphous moods around time-honoured concepts; those which seek to motivate and move the listener. On the opener Glory, he elaborates his passion with firm initiative, rallying the cry of “rise up my people”, making positivity and impetus the focal point. On Love is Pain we can hear once more, a hearty passion – the song meditates on the pain a man can feel from loneliness and his delivery puts this on display perfectly.

The spectrum of influences present on this EP are noteworthy. It’s clear that JTC is far from a one-trick pony. Planets slowly unravels into a psychedelic Rhodes-laden slow jam with loose improv qualities, while the tight grooves of Something demonstrate the capacity to orchestrate a true vintage number, possessing smooth stylings akin to soul legends like The Whispers and The O’Jays.

Dualism is available now for streaming on all platforms – you can follow Jack Tyson Charles on Instagram and Twitter for more.

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