Charlotte Day Wilson - Alpha
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #125 / 419
User Score
Based on 113 ratings
2021 Ratings: #116
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July 9, 2021 / Release Date
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On Charlotte Day Wilson’s captivating debut, Alpha, the Toronto songwriter radiates this impressive luminosity with her expansive vocals and sheer songwriting brilliance, but the album’s intimate vulnerability is anything but light years away.

No Ripcord

If you’ve followed her career thus far, it sounds largely as you’d expect. There are lush soundscapes, backing vocals in abundance that create a spiritual feel to many of the songs, and lyrics about relationships and what it means to be a queer woman in the 21st Century.


A woman strong in her practise, with little room for improvement. 'ALPHA' is Charlotte Day Wilson in 360.

On her debut album, the Toronto singer-songwriter and producer draws variously from gospel, folk, and adult-contemporary influences; no matter the style, every song is a showcase for her powerful voice.
The Line of Best Fit

There’s not much on Alpha that does surprise or show us a new side of Charlotte Day Wilson, but the side she shows us is now so masterfully presented and emotionally rich its not hard to be taken by it.

I like the attempt Charlotte was going for, but it fell really flat and made for a monotonous, boring 36 minutes. For background noise, this record is great for that and relaxing but, I do not think this record was made for that. A decent attempt for a debut, but leaves little to return to.
After having worked with artists like BadBadNotGood and Daniel Caesar, Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Charlotte Day Wilson comes through with a very promising debut in ALPHA. Throughout these r&b and soulful tracks, Wilson talks about her experiences navigating through love being a queer woman. She has an enchanting voice that is utilizes throughout to build layers around her main vocal with stunning effect (check out the entirety of “Mountains” and the tail ends of ... read more
Even tho Charlotte brings a lot of familiar influences that you can expect from a R&B project, the level of detailing around her voice is just stunning. Painting this serene and angelical landscapes, the end result is a charming experience that circles around this wandering love with some of the best nuances to this kind of project this year.
Alpha's a powerful debut album where everything connects

Strangers - 7/10
I Can Only Whisper (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD) - 7/10
If I Could - 9/10
Lovesick Utopia - 7/10
Mountains - 9/10
Danny's Interlude (feat. Daniel Caesar)
Changes - 8/10
Take Care of You (feat. Syd) - 8.2/10
Keep Moving - 9/10
Wish It Was Easy - 8/10
Adam Complex - 7/10
Absolutely in love with her voice. A long awaited debut but it's worth it.
Best tracks: If I Could, Changes, Keep Moving
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Track List

  1. Strangers
  2. I Can Only Whisper (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)
  3. If I Could
  4. Lovesick Utopia
  5. Mountains
  6. Danny's Interlude (feat. Daniel Caesar)
  7. Changes
  8. Take Care of You (feat. Syd)
  9. Keep Moving
  10. Wish It Was Easy
  11. Adam Complex
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Added on: July 4, 2021