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Charlie Mitchell - Even After

16-year-old Australian music artist Charlie Mitchell has gone from busking on the streets of Carrara (Queensland) to working with one of the most illustrious music producers in the world, Narada Michael Walden. And it only took two years.

Walden has worked with some of the biggest names in the history of popular music, including Ray Charles, Barbara Streisand, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, and Santana, to name but a few.

The result of this incredible collaboration is Charlie’s new single release, Even After, written by Brian Evans, the Las Vegas crooner who organised Charlie’s involvement with Narada Michael Walden. As Charlie says about the song, ‘The song was written by Brian Evans. It’s about loss and losing a loved one. Brian’s mother passed away tragically due to a medical error during surgery.

He couldn’t sing the song as it was too close to him. As a result, he sent the lyrics to me, and I came up with the melody on my guitar, and Narada professionally produced it in San Francisco at Tarpan Studios.’ Even After is a song with a powerful melody and an equally powerful vocal performance. Charlie is a naturally gifted vocalist with an impeccable sense of timing and finesse that belies his age. As Charlie says about the lyric, ‘They can be interpreted in a variety of ways.

‘‘ As Narada Michael Walden says, ‘Charlie Mitchell is a superstar in the making.’

Some people say it’s a love song; others interpret it as losing a loved one and being heartbroken. In a way, the lyrics are intended to talk to the person that has been lost and describe to them how much they mean to us; they were taken too early, “your book’s sad chapter came too soon” it feels so wrong, but we know its where you belong. I’ll be waiting for you.

Let me take your pain away; things won’t be the same. The song is about heartbreak but at the same time giving hope that we will be seeing one another again soon, and we’re waiting for that day.’

Charlie Mitchell’s new track is sure to attract widespread airplay and countless streams, ushering in the career of this distinctive Australian vocalist. As Narada Michael Walden says, ‘Charlie Mitchell is a superstar in the making.’



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