Charlotte Day Wilson Debuts “Canopy”

Singer/songwriter and producer Charlotte Day Wilson releases “Canopy”, the latest single off her forthcoming album, Cyan Blue
Charlotte Day Wilson photo by Jessica Foley

Singer/songwriter and producer Charlotte Day Wilson releases “Canopy”, the latest single off her forthcoming album, Cyan Blue, which drops on May 3rd via Stone Woman Music / XL Recordings.

“Canopy” is stripped and poignant, addressing the shadowy burden of animosity. ‘It’s like a canopy all that hate, I’m above it, can’t live that way,’ Wilson sings in her understatedly elegant, brooding vocals on the song’s hook. The piercing single comes alongside an equally sleek and monochrome video, filmed by cinematographer Sylvain Chaussée and styled by Mellany Sanchez. The video features Wilson, a star hockey player in her own right, skating with a hockey stick in hand across vast expanses of ice. “Canopy” follows Wilson’s second single “I Don’t Love You”, a confessional song, that she says is “meant to remind us that losing love & leaving can be just as inspiring as finding it.”

Cyan Blue finds Wilson crafting a smoothly woven cyan tapestry of her eternal influences; thumping gospel piano, warm soul basslines, atmospheric electronics, and penetrating R&B melodies. Yet, it possesses a sense of vastness that rings in a new era for Wilson, one in which she’s embracing collaboration and newfound creative openness tinged with wistfulness and yearning and a reflection on youthful innocence. “I want to look through the unjaded eyes of my younger self again,” Wilson explains of making Cyan Blue. “Before there wasn’t as much baggage, before so much life was lived. But I also wish that my younger self could see where I am now. It would be nice to be able to impart some of the wisdom and clarity that I have now onto her.”

The album saw Wilson collaborate with Leon Thomas (SZA, Ariana Grande, Post Malone), and Jack Rochon (H.E.R, Daniel Caesar). Wilson continues to use music as a vessel for unpacking relationships, which in turn allows her to meet and understand herself in life-spanning, panoramic focus. But, on Cyan Blue, she challenged herself to kick her perfectionist tendencies. “Before, I was extremely intentional about creating music with a strong foundation, a bed of artistic integrity,” Wilson reflects. “But that was a bit stifling, like, ‘Let me just make a great piece of art that will stand the test of time, no pressure.’ Now, I think I’m getting out of this frozen state of needing everything to be perfect. I’m more interested in capturing feelings in the moment as they happen and leaving them in that moment.”

Charlotte Day Wison
Cyan Wilson
Stone Woman/XL Recordings

My Way
Forever (ft. Snoh Aalegra)
Do U Still
New Day
Last Call
Over The Rainbow
Kiss & Tell
I Don’t Love You
Cyan Blue
Walk With Me


May 15 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 17 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
May 18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
May 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
May 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
May 26 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
May 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
May 30 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
May 31 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Jun 2 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
Jun 4 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
Jun 6 – Toronto, ON – History
July 3 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS

Pre-order Cyan Blue by Charlotte Day Wilson HERE


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