Published Oct 19, 2018With her six-track Distant Danger EP, Edmonton's Nuela Charles is onto something. Born Manuela Wüthrich, the recording artist blends a mix of pop, soul and rock into something that's entirely its own thing. Whereas 2016 sophomore project The Grand Hustle took things big, Distant Danger offers a more mature and seasoned approach to things.
"Troublemaker" is a big, bold, pop-minded danceable song that feels perfect for Grey's Anatomy, "Danger" opts for pop rock movements, as does the clappable, danceable "Do It Right," which uses Charles's smooth vocal timbre and effortless flow to good effect.
"Sugar" slows things down, riding a piano and brass backdrop for a smoky relevant on past love, and "Forecast" foretells a fearless and fiery future around destiny and perseverance. While not groundbreaking, Distant Danger delivers on ensuring that Nuela Charles continues to grow and evolve as a singer and songwriter. (Independent)