Popdose Choice Single: Emma Charles, “Far From Here”


Singer-songwriter Emma Charles has released, “Far From Here,” which pairs her strikingly clear vocals along with producer Doug Schadt’s sophisticated wide screen sound on this contemplative, melancholy-inflected song. Popdose is happy to bring this to you as we always strive to present new(er) artists.

Charles began her career with a slew of well-received singles as Emma Charleston early on as she studied at the Berklee College of Music; she is now on the cusp of graduating and honing her image and style for a full time music career.

Charles explains the moody tone of the song commenting that “Far From Here” was “written in a moment of desperation, at a time when all I wanted to do was run away from the reality I was in—to feel less alone, and to hopefully touch others so that they feel less alone.”

Emma Charles grew up in a music-filled house that fostered creativity. At age eight, she made guest appearances at Lincoln Center, singing background vocals with her mother, famed vocalist Rondi Charleston, and her jazz quartet. Charles has since created, performed, and interpreted different styles of music as a classically trained singer, with forays into R&B, jazz, and in particular, musical theater, having produced a number of revivals on campus and regionally in the lead roles including “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”, “Hair”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Avenue Q” and Urinetown. Charles recently starred as Veronica in “Heathers: The Musical” at Berklee.

Let us know what you think of “Far From Here”.