When the production and the songwriting coalesce, you would have a hard time arguing that “Child Of The Universe” ft. Addie, isn’t a winning example of gimlet-eyed mainstream pop and dance from lyricist, songwriter, composer, and founder of Black Astronaut Records, Charles Luck. The track also does absolutely everything you might expect a mainstream pop record in 2017 to do, to the extent that you start feeling as if Luck – knowing every musical reference – might have had some kind of checklist in the studio: smooth layered production, tick, sharp lyrics, tick, great featured singer, tick, catchy hook, tick…and so forth and so on.
And if this sounds far-fetched, it isn’t. Atlanta-based Charles Luck heads a collaborative crew of sensational singers and rappers from all over the world who blend hip hop and EDM along with strong classic rock and pop influences in their songs. The current line-up consists of Rapper/Singer/Producer Tino Red, Rappers Gyro, JonJo/InZane, and B Daz.
Ex Members Include Pastor C, Sticky Bud, Vedo and FlipLeaf. The group also has 5 singers: Muze, Jonathan BT, Cyr, Zack David, and Addie. And since their stunning debut album “Life On Mars”, Charles Luck and his collective have been relentlessly dropping top quality singles and extending their fan reach every step of the way.
Addie’s boundless energy and wistful voice is reflected in this high-impact electro-pop soundscape, where she embraces the responsibility of providing a stone-cold catchy melody without pretense. The beat drops, the floodgates open, the mini electro orchestra springs to life and swoops overhead, while Addie soars above it, clear and effervescent. It’s a pure, ecstatic moment.
The song has the potential to take Addie and Charles Luck from the periphery of Pop/EDM underground to the charts around the world. It just takes a little marketing and a lot of luck…no that Luck, the one that requires a flip of the coin!
Some potential hit songs have a gravity unto themselves; you can feel them warping the music around them. They can drag artists towards a pursuit of improved creativity, a search for that ultimate magic formula. That’s the impact Charles Luck’s “Child Of The Universe” ft. Addie has.
You can almost hear Luck as he prepares to move to yet another level. What does “another level” look like for a creative who is already turning out amazing compositions and high quality productions? From a commercial perspective, it means asserting control over the charts and radio; from a musical perspective, only Charles Luck knows the answer.