Charlie Steady-Unfulfilled Genius of Martin Street | A playful tread
Charlie Steady may be as light on his feet as he is while navigating these notes. If you haven’t heard of this indie wizard, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. His musicality combines simple songwriting and prominent flourishes that accent each song with different style. Unfulfilled Genius of Martin Street is no different.
I suspect Charlie to be playing each instrument heard in this song. With the playful lightness that samba brings, Charlie layers instrument after instrument to create a fairly simple stack of notes working in unison. The true essence of samba if you ask me. The guitar tone is a sweet undertone with compression that Mayer has popularized, and fits perfectly with the overall tonality of the track. The lyrics are written in awe of a hypothetical character maybe, and sings praises about this personality.
The beat is especially captivating in the song. As Charlie has worked as a bassist in bands earlier, the juxtaposition of bass in this track also can be noticed as a captivating anomaly. The chorus has a special jump to it, making a fun song sound even better. The guitar solos follow simple notes, in line with the vocals. The sound has climbed several rungs since his 2018 album Tenderfoot. Listen to his powerful EP Last Night’s Moon & I Want a Biographer as well, to know the full range of Charlie Steady and his talent.