Charlotte Day Wilson Announces Sophomore Album 'Cyan Blue,' Shares "I Don't Love You"

It's the follow-up to 2021's 'Alpha'

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 22, 2024

Charlotte Day Wilson — a leading member of Toronto's new R&B vanguard who counts Patti Smith as a fan — has announced her sophomore album, led by new single "I Don't Love You."

Cyan Blue is due May 3 through Stone Woman Music / XL Recordings. It follows the singer-songwriter's 2021 debut album, Alpha, which went on to get short-listed for the 2022 Polaris Music Prize. Across the 13-track collection — which features a collaboration with Swedish singer Snoh Aalegra — she worked with producers like Leon Thomas (SZA, Ariana Grande, Post Malone), and Jack Rochon (H.E.R, Daniel Caesar), coveting a sense of purity.

“I want to look through the unjaded eyes of my younger self again,” Wilson explained in a statement. “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.” 

“Before, I was extremely intentional about creating music with a strong foundation, a bed of artistic integrity," she continued. "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.”

Of the smoothly storming, gospel-inflected lead single, Wilson added, "This song is meant to remind us that losing love and leaving can be just as inspiring as finding it."

Watch the Dani Aphrodite-directed "I Don't Love You" video and find the album tracklist below.


Cyan Blue:

1. My Way
2. Money
3. Dovetail
4. Forever (feat. Snoh Aalegra)
5. Do U Still
6. New Day
7. Last Call
8. Canopy
9. Over the Rainbow
10. Kiss & Tell
11. I Don’t Love You
12. Cyan Blue
13. Walk with Me

Pre-order Cyan Blue.

Latest Coverage