It’s really rare that I find a musician who I find utterly fascinating. King Charles is the embodiment of an alternate reality Tom Hulce, an actor who wanted to be a musician. King Charles may be the combination of Hulce’s greatest performances; A melding of the comedic Pinto from Animal House, the diabolically brilliant Mozart in Amadeus, and Dominick, a handicapped garbage collector working to put his brother through medical school, of Dominick and Eugene. It’s possible at least. But what does this West Londoner know of Mississippi?
Tennessee is moderately close. King Charles managed to win the Nashville based International Songwriting Competition in 2009 netting him an impressive $45,000 in cash and prizes. It seems he may have already put some of those winnings towards producing his first official album – due out in the spring of this year.
The video for Bam Bam is absolutely mesmerizing and, while its possible the dancing legs and deer running through the background contributed, I think perhaps we have witnessed the arrival of the next Farrokh Bulsara / Prince Rogers Nelson.
If the four song Mississippi Isabel is theatrically foreshadowing the greatness of King Charles future release, Love Blood, due in May of this year, the world will very quickly know Charles’ full name and that will hopefully save him from being executed a second time for high treason.