Introducing Charney Carter
Rising artist Charney Carter is blazing her own path as a singer and songwriter in the DMV. Her first single, “When I’m Angry,” is a danceworthy anthem that belies the depth of the emotional lyrics. Carter’s most recent release, “Right Now,” is a layered groove that invites the listener on a journey towards healing. The songs are just the beginning of a burgeoning career with endless possibilities. Listen to Charney Carter on Soundcloud, and learn more about the songstress in our interview below.
LIFE ENTERTAINMENT: How did you get your start in the music industry?
CHARNEY CARTER: My start in the music industry was pretty weird. I’ve been singing my whole life in choir and church, but never really took it serious until about 2017. I never knew my father, and he passed away in 2015. My family from his side reached out and I got to know my older sister, Josalyn, who lives in D.C. Her husband, my brother-in-law, has an app (One City Entertainment) he’s created for music artists around the DMV [where they] can vote to help shape hip hop. I kind of just fell into that mix.
LE: What inspires you as an artist?
CC: What inspires me as an artist is life as we know it. I like to write about life experiences, what I’ve been through, what I see everyday in life, and how I was stuck in certain positions. When I act out, I write, or “When I’m Angry” [laughs]. The fact that I can write about whatever I want and have the power to shout it out musically inspires me… I love that I have a voice and words that could impact and maybe change the world. Music is power.
LE: What is your long-term goal?
CC: My long term goal in this life is to be as inspiring as possible to as many people as I can. I want my messages and lessons (through music) to be heard by people who can relate and want to change the world just as I do. Long term, I believe I have been given a gift from the universe, so I am choosing to use it for good. I only hope to be inspiring and beneficial to everyone. If I become wealthy along the way, that works too [laughs].
LE: Tell me about your single “Right Now.”
CC: My single “Right Now” is about me having a clear head space and wanting to [make] more out of my music. It was to let people know that I was gaining the confidence to do music. I had just moved to a new city, getting to know my family and new people. It was initially bits and pieces of words to boost myself up, but I heard the beat and had it all figured out. I had the hook in my head for a long time and it all just came together over time. It’s actually almost one-and-a-half years old to be honest.
LE: Any music videos or upcoming performances in the works?
CC: I understand visuals are everything, and I want to make sure people can feel me completely when they see mine. No official dates are available but I am trying to get a visual for every song.
LE: What is the plan for future releases?
CC: I can say that I am constantly working and still learning to perfect my gift, but future releases are to be announced via my Instagram, @its.just.charney. Please stay tuned.
Praying that you will soar like a eagle. Keep God in all things, Praise Him, give Him the glory in all you accomplish in life and you will be blessed.
Loved “Right Now”!! Real smooth!!
Looking forward to hearing more about Charney Carter!