Wonderful

Album: About Time (2012)
Charted: 9
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Songfacts®:

  • Sirach Charles is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Shepherds Bush, West London, who records under the name of Angel. His music career started at the age of 10 when he formed a band with his brothers and sisters called 'The Charles Family.' Signed to London Records/Warner, and groomed by their reggae session musician father, the siblings toured schools, often playing two a day. After several years, Angel deciding to go his own way and he released his first mixtape Patience is a Virtue in 2010.

    In his early 20s Angel set up a production company called Parallel Music with his brother, Kassa. Amongst their credits are Roll Deep's UK #1 single "Green Light" and Pixie Lott's duet with Jason Derulo, "Coming Home." He also co-wrote and featured on Wretch 32's Black and White album supplying vocals on "Never Be Me" and "I'm Not The Man." Wretch 32 returned the favor when he featured on Angel's debut single "Go in, Go Hard," which peaked at #41 on the UK singles chart. This is his second single.
  • So why Angel? Charles explained to Flavor Magazine: "I'm very spiritual; I think I've been put here to do angelic things, like send messages and heal people with music."
  • Speaking with Blues and Soul magazine, Angel explained the background to the song: "Basically making 'Wonderful' to me was all about being diverse and doing kinda like the non-expected. Because while with my previous EPs - 7 Minutes Before Time and Any Minute Now - the majority of the elements in them are what people these days term 'urban,' because I actually call my sound 'a pop fusion.' What I wanted to do musically with 'Wonderful' was make something that would appeal to a much wider audience."
  • Regarding the song's meaning, Angel told Blues and Soul magazine: "In terms of the lyrics I basically just wanted to put across the message that, if you have anything in your vision that to your eyes is wonderful, then love it. You know, don't care what anyone else says - stay true to yourself and have fun! And to me it's that message - more than the beat being cool, or it being a pop fusion of different genres or what-have-you - that's actually the most important thing about the record."

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