The Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Charlotte Day Wilson may be fresh on the map, but she’s got the type of slow-burning, smoldering jazz and R&B-influenced sound that already feels classic. The 24-year-old has been quietly churning out hits all year, from the gospel-washed “Work” back in April to a guest spot in BADBADNOTGOOD’s “In Your Eyes” this summer. But with her newly-released debut EP, CDW, Wilson is solidifying her timeless sound, and changing the conversation around the Toronto music scene in the process.
Getting here hasn’t been easy—the artist has been, as she says, “working ass off.” Needless to say, the effort has been worth it. Wilson’s tracks have been featured everywhere from Apple Music commercials to Grace & Frankie (and, natch, our playlists), and the singer kicks off a tour with Local Natives later this month.
Thankfully, Wilson found some time in-between studio sessions in Venice Beach to talk her EP, favorite travel tunes, and coming to terms with the “Toronto artist” label.
This article originally appeared on last.fm.