Contest! Charlie’s new single “Ghosts”


Charlie, a 16-year-old Vancouver based singer / songwriter and winner of YTV’s The Next Star, recently released her new single “Ghosts”. She is best known for her role as Piper in the YTV and Netflix original sitcom Some Assembly Required, the rising pop sensation has released three original songs and starred in two music videos that garnered more than one million views.

We chatted with Charlie about her song writing process, transition from music to comedy and her favourite vegan restaurants.

1. What is your song writing process?

Honestly, the song writing is different for every track. Sometimes, a song can come together with a few weird chords I found on the keyboard, other times it comes together with a concept that I’ve come up with from an inspiration. Once I have found chords, or a concept, it all becomes a creative blur. Before I know it, a work of art is created!

2. What’s “combat boot pop”?

‘Combat boot pop’ is this term I’ve started to use to describe my sound. I like to think of it as the pop genre, with a little edgy twist. It’s hyped up music with a hint of ‘I am who I am, and I love it’ attitude. ‘Combat boot pop’ symbolizes the contrast between the pop sound I have, with my edgy artistic attitude, and darker sounding voice.

3. Being a singer since 12, what are your fondest musical memories?

The whole musical journey that I’ve travelled up to this point has been absolutely stellar. Making my very first music video ‘Good as Gone’ was a big milestone for me. I remember after the shoot, thinking to myself, “I don’t want to do anything else.” Music is such an enamoring phenomenon. The release of my new track ‘Ghosts’ is also a really fond memory of mine. That track has a piece of me in it. That was a breakthrough moment for me: a new step, and a big one at that, in the right direction.

4. How was the transition from music to comedy with Some Assembly Required?

Both music and comedy have one major thing in common: they reach out to an audience. There is nothing I love more than inspiring others with my work. Transitioning from music to ‘Some Assembly Required’ has been so welcoming. I’ve been learning new things every day, and making people laugh. It just lights something up inside of me.

5. Who are your favourite comedians?

All my life, I have greatly admired Lucille Ball. I grew up watching ‘I love Lucy’. Her facial expressions, her talent, her stage presence, It has most certainly made her my favourite comedian of all time. Ellen DeGeneres comes as a close second.

6. Can you tell us more about your upcoming EP in 2016?

Oh boy. The EP. All I can say, is I am absolutely thrilled about it. You can expect more pop with a dark edge. The songs on the EP definitely explore new boundaries. It’s a work of art.

7. What’s your top 5 favourite vegan restaurants in Vancouver?

1) The Naam
2) Noodle box
3) The Foundation
4) Eternal Abundance
5) Wild Rice

Giveaway!

To celebrate Charlie’s new single, Ghosts, we are giving away Jabra Step Wireless headphones (valued at $79.99). These cord free headphones allow you to control your music and calls straight from your earbuds and are perfect on-the-go, offering high quality sound and a light and comfortable fit.

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James Chung

Founder & Editor in Chief of Hello Vancity magazine. Email [email protected]

42 Responses

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    my headset just died… this would be a great replacement thanks!

    Nancy
    nomss.com

  2. Pauline says:

    This headset looks state of the art. I would love to try them as I love my music! :)

  3. trish williams says:

    My son broke my headphones a few months back and I have been wanting a new pair desperately! Thank you for the chance.

  4. Debbie Bashford says:

    very cool looking headphones, I have always wanted a wireless set

  5. Erin says:

    I can’t wait to check out her new single!

  6. Darrah Bailey says:

    Id LOVE to WIN <3

  7. Mikey Alcala says:

    need some new headphones please :)

  8. Jason E Woods says:

    Thank you!

  9. Kelly Krol says:

    Great giveaway!

  10. Larker says:

    Song writers have such interesting perspectives, thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Tara Jensen says:

    thanks for the chance!

  12. angela mitchell says:

    Looking forward to hearing her EP next year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Norm Schwartzman says:

    would really like to win this.

  14. billiondollarprincesss says:

    Would love to win this!

  15. jan says:

    like the headphones very much

  16. laroyal06 says:

    these headphones look super cool!

  17. Josh says:

    awesome, thanks for the chance!

  18. Sam says:

    would be awesome to win those!

  19. Heather says:

    Can’t live without music…esp during treatments. Would love to win these!

  20. Gary Barclay says:

    Wireless would be freedom!

  21. Maggie Cheung says:

    Wireless is great! This is perfect to listening to music while working out. Thank you for the chance, James!

  22. Victoria Ess says:

    Thanks for the chance! These look great!

  23. Shawna OBrien says:

    I love these Jabra Step wireless headphones! I’d use these all the time! Thanks for the chance!

  24. kymnasium says:

    Charlie is so amazing! Love that she found her talent and is excelling it in at such a young age! I love music when everything can go wrong, music always stays solid!

  25. Gina Germane Gallagher says:

    Can’t wait to hear the single with more pop and a dark edge! Would love to listen to Charlie with the Jabra headphones prize!

  26. Marla Jones says:

    would love to win ty

  27. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    Would love to win these and listen to Charlie. Thanks for the chance!

  28. Mary says:

    Love these wireless headphones! Thx for hosting :)

  29. Lee mckeon says:

    Thanks for the awesome opportunity!

  30. Mandy says:

    I’ve never heard of this singer before so its good to be introduced to local talent. Thanks!

  31. karla says:

    Great,thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  32. HoneyB22 says:

    I really enjoyed this song.. so amazing Charlie is just 16 and already sounds like a Pro! Nicol Bowers

  33. Robert says:

    Awesome song.

  34. Manitoba Meg says:

    Wow, only 16?! I enjoyed the song. Thanks for the opportunity!

  35. Mary Sheridan says:

    Great song!

  36. Deborah Chan says:

    This would be awesome to win! Thanks for the chance.

  37. Dana Matthews says:

    Awesome song! Sweet giveaway…thanks for the chance!

  38. Hayley says:

    This would be great, my headphones just died~

  39. Bo Simms says:

    This Jabra Step Wireless headphones would be great for me. I need wireless headphones because my cat has a wire chewing fetish and destroyed all my other headphones by chewing through the wires. Thanks, good luck all.

  40. Eileen says:

    Thanks for the contest!
    Rafflecopter name: Ei Leen

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