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Published on May 23rd, 2023 | by Ralph Okobz


Tre. Charles Is Introspective On Debut EP “Currently”

On the back of his breakout debut singles ‘Stressin.’ And ‘Lately.’, which have amassed nearly half a million plays online, and garnered critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, INDY Week, CBS, IGGY Magazine, NXNE, and Sofar Sounds, emerging North Carolina singer, songwriter, musician, and producer TRE. CHARLES is proud to unveil his highly anticipated debut EP titled CURRENTLY., which sees the alternative soul artist-producer being his most honest, and deeply personal about strong themes such as his insecurities, mental health, masculinity, and society’s pressures.

Written, produced, and recorded by Tre. Charles in his home studio in Durham, North Carolina, the four-track project is sonically driven by his unique alternative soul and progressive R&B soundscapes that are complemented by ambient, experimental electronic and lo-fi pop sensibilities. Lyrically, Tre. Charles lays it bare throughout his Currently. EP, addressing everything from his personal struggles as a young black man in America, and how today’s social media landscape makes him feel overwhelmed, to the impact of meditation in his life when things are hard, and how he is trying to break free from the limitations that society puts on all of us.

Speaking about the inspiration behind his Currently. EP, Tre. Charles says, “There’s strength in vulnerability, but a lot of times, we don’t give each other the room we need to be vulnerable or flawed, because it might not be seen as ‘cool’, and that amplifies the negative narratives, and reinforces old tropes that are not helpful to our growth. I think in order to move forward, we need to let go of control. This project is more of a journal of where I am right now in my healing process, and it highlights these nuances through a lens of vulnerability, with the aim of bringing honesty and insight to the forefront of the conversation, which will hopefully inspire and sustain growth”. Connect with TRE. Charles here.

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