New Music: Hit-Making Songwriter Charlie Vox Comes Into Her Own on Debut Single

Singer/Songwriter, Charlie Vox‘s resume reads like a Billboard music
chart, having written hits for Rihanna (“Final Goodbye”), Melanie
Fiona (“Monday Morning”)
, and worked with producers Stargate (Ne-Yo,
Shakira), Fanatic (Beyonce, Deborah Cox) and Carl Sturken & Evan
Rogers (Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera)
. And yet, Charlie Vox, who
has done all of the above and more, remains humble as she gears up for
the release of her debut album
Things I Never Said
…with the release of her first single “Lie Instead.”

Born in Philadelphia, she started writing “crazy stories” when she was
a child. She wrote songs for her demo tape after being inspired by her
cousin, an established rapper. “The artist he was working with, heard
my song and wanted to record it.” It was then that she realized, “I
could have a career as a songwriter, it kind of fell in my lap.” When
discussing her songwriting, Charlie says, “It’s not difficult writing
for others, I try to make the songs I write universal. Everybody feels
heartache and pain of some sort.” The singer went on to place the
record “Full Grown,” a song she wrote and sang, on the soundtrack of
the major motion picture, Soul Plane.

On Things I Never Said…, Vox explores the ups and downs of
relationships with the help of upcoming producers Darien Dorsey, T-
Minus (Nicki Minaj, Drake), The Chemistri (Deborah Cox) and veterans
JR Rotem (Britney Spears, Whitney Houston) and Troy Taylor (Trey
Songz). “The songs that I sing are true to me,” she continues, “Even
when collaborating with other songwriters, I always find a connection
in the lyrics.” This is the case with her debut single, “Lie Instead,”
co-written with longtime collaborator Curtis Richardson (Jennifer
Lopez, Craig David) and Jackson/Croft (Jessica Simpson, Tamia), “The
whole process just came together one day, confirming what we knew all
along. If you put us in a room together, creativity would flow
organically.” Other songs on her debut album include the
acoustically-driven, “Stranger,” the empowering “The Champ,” and the
emotional ballad, “Damn You.” While the album is not scheduled for
release until the winter, Vox remains eager, “I’m excited for people
to hear the album and I can’t wait to perform. I just hope that my
fans connect with me and the album is therapeutic with a little bit of
finger-poppin’,” she laughs.

Although, she’s a two time winner of Amateur Night at the Apollo,
featured performer in the off Broadway play “Who Stole My Husband?”
and even opened for Destiny’s Child during their “Writings on the
Wall” tour, she reflects on such triumphs, Vox does not want her
current and future success to benefit just her. “I used to work in a
high school where girls had real problems, and they confided in me,”
she adds, “And through music, I was able to mentor them because they
shouldn’t have to go through some of the things I’ve gone through.”
“It is exciting to work with someone as talented as Charlie is. She
has a strong track record of success as a songwriter and I am certain
that our team will propel her career to new heights,” says Siri Music
Group, label president Chauncy Jackson. And while music is important
to her, Charlie never wanted one thing to take over her entire life.
“I have to be a well-rounded person to be a well-rounded artist. I
need to live a well-rounded life.” After a “crazy” year, Vox admitted
to needing “a moment so I can count my blessings. I don’t feel like
I’m on a mountain top right now. I am thankful for my journey.”

Lie Instead (Radio Edit) by Charlie Vox (Siri Music)

[Download]Lie Instead” from iTunes!

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