Charisa Smith releases new single
R&B Soul Artist Charisa Smith has released her new single -“Get Gone” – a song that she says comes from a place of experience with a message she felt was important to share.
“I’m sure every single girl in this world has somehow found themselves in relationships or friendships that were not healthy, and somewhere along the way she ended losing herself. ‘Get Gone’ is a relatable song that encourages girls [who were just like me] to let go of anything that is not only unhealthy, but anything that causes them to lose sight of the gem that they truly are,” said Smith.
The soulful ballad was produced by Christopher “Sketch” Carey and was written by Smith and Travis Edgecombe.
She is currently working on the music video for her latest single and EP (Elongated Play) that will be released later this year.
“I was blessed to have the opportunity to work with the talented Christopher ‘Sketch’ Carey. Initially my nerves took complete control but eventually everything fell into place and we were able to foster an atmosphere of creativity and pure vibes,” said Smith.
Smith has been singing for most of her life, which was recognized early on.
“Throughout her pre-school and elementary school years at Faith Temple Christian Academy, she was not only known for academic excellence, but she was one of the academy’s most prominent vocal talents. She was often chosen to sing many of the solo parts in the school’s productions and in the choir. That lead her to audition for the Bahamas National Youth Choir.
Her love for music shaped her into the eclectic, captivating and charismatic artist that she is today.
“I couldn’t listen to a lot of different genres as a child growing up around my grandparents, but of course being a kid, I would sneak a listen to 100 Jamz and other secular stations from time to time, and the moment my ears grasped a whole of Usher something happened instantaneously, and R&B has been a part of me ever since.”
Today she’s a jazz singer at the Blue Note Lounge in the Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar, with the Essence Jazz Band.
“I’ve always admired those that could perform Jazz because I’ve always thought jazz was such a difficult genre to perform. However, I remembered a question always asked in situations like this that says, ‘Are you afraid?’ and if the answer is indeed ‘yes’ this is confirmation that you are ready, and with that being established I ventured into what I feared the most and it has become such a big part of my life. I’m grateful I took that monumental step.”
Smith’s musical influences included her mother Patrice Smith, along with the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita Baker, Nina Simone, Nat King Cole, Lionel Richie, Roberta Flack, Lauryn Hill, Beyoncé, Maxwell, Wendy Knight, Patrice Murrell, Lady E, Sweet Emily, Destra, Rihanna, Dyson Knight, Rik Carey, Chris Brown and Chase Fernander.