Charlie Void returns with 80’s electronic inspired dance single Ecstasy!ot off the heels of his debut single Just Dance, Cape Town-based
This second smash hit shows Charlie’s true versatility with a vocal range spanning almost 3 octaves along with warm deep tones and soaring highs.
Ecstasy borrows from 80s electronic dance music but still manages to sound fresh and new. His debut single Just Dance had great success for a debut and was playlisted on local South African stations, as well as being voted one of the Top 30 singles by Kings of Spins Worldwide DJ Charts.
Still humble and an artist on the rise, Charlie hopes to bring a bit of fun and glamour back to the music scene.
Charlie Void has proven to be a true star on the rise! Ecstasy will be out on all digital platforms on 13 March 2020.
“I was born to a suburban family in Cape Town. When I was 3 my parents got divorced, I spent most of my childhood living in between them. I didn’t have a particularly happy childhood either. When I was a child music wasn’t encouraged by my parents but when I was 15, I remember seeing Lady Gaga perform on SNL and I knew then and there that’s what I wanted, to make an audience feel so much joy for a brief moment.
“I began playing the piano and took up vocal lessons. I saw 4 vocal coaches who all refused to take me on because they didn’t feel like wasting their time with such an unaccomplished singer. Eventually, one vocal coach took me on for a probationary period. After 3 months of the most excruciating vocal training she saw some improvement but nothing significant,” says Charlie Void.
In 2019 he released Just Dance and he has received overwhelmingly positive feedback.
“On the 3rd of October I decided to come out to my family as gay, some of them took it well and others not so much but I feel if I can’t be honest, I can’t be honest in my music either. It’s not like I want my sexuality to be a focal point of my music, but it is who I am, the same way my music is.
“Music has helped me deal with a lot of my insecurities despite it also being major insecurity of mine. I want my music to do that for others as well if one of my songs just help one person smile or find a reason to just dance then it’ll be worth it for me,” she expressed.
He adds, “Looking back on my life, I do think I came far. From being told I would never be able to record a song in my life to doing just that, all through being relentless, vicious and fearless.”