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Soul Run

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Record Kicks proudly pres. Juno Awards nominee Tanika Charles. Her debut album "Soul Run", produced among others by Slakah The Beatchild - best known for his works with Drake - will be released on Record Kicks next April the 7th.

Already filed under "one of the heavy hitter of 2017" and anticipated by its first single, the title tracks "Soul Run" which is hitting the airwaves all around the globe, Soul Run is the debut album by Edmonton-raised Tanika Charles.

The album strikes a seamless balance between the warm authentic vintage Motown soul sound, yet contains a contemporary twist to it. A tricky thing to accomplish, however, Tanika has undeniably managed to achieve this, judging by the glowing reviews and support she's currently receiving from all around the globe, including a nomination at the 2017 Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammys) for best R&b/Soul album of year.

"The most buzzed-about Soul singer in Toronto" according to CBC network, in a few short years has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and bandleader, a staple in the Canadian soul scene, both on stage and off. Her touring career has seen her supporting the likes of Estelle, Haitus Kayote, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray. Highly impressive, considering she is only just releasing her debut album to the world, after her low-key EP release, 'What! What? What!?', back in 2010.

Growing up on a musical diet of Patti Labelle, Jill Scott, Bob James, Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Bjork and The Black Crows, Charles' eclectic music taste subconsciously shines through in 'Soul Run', an album's name that came from a tragic part of Tanika's life. Miss Charles presents an immutable charm, at times endearingly abrasive and honest in her vulnerabilities. If Tanika's singing it, she's lived it! Soul Run "is a post breakup album. It's not about a breakup as such, but about finding yourself after hitting the reset button", Charles makes clear. Tanika Charles put a modern, edgy twist on the classic Motown sound, resulting in an album that captures the ears and feet of anyone in a 5 mile radius. Fans of Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Lauryn Hill and Macy Gray... watch out !!!

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released April 7, 2017

"You're going to love this" Jamie Cullum - BBC Radio 2

"If you need a song for motivation to leave a situation or space that is holding you back, listen to “Soul Run” and spread your wings!" - AfroPunk US

"One of the big hitters of 2017" - Craig Charles - BBC6 Music

"Impressive vocal qualities, winningly honest lyrics, and a contemporary twist on classic soul sounds all point to great things in 2017" - Albumism

"You don’t have to know Charles to be instantly drawn in by her charisma; it’s like sitting at the bar with a girl who has endlessly hilarious tales to tell" - Now Magazine

"Soul Run is a solid Soul standout 8/10" - Exclaim Magazine

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In five short years Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and band leader, a staple of the Canadian festival scene. With 2017 comes the release of Tanika Charles’ long-anticipated debut LP, Soul Run. The overarching sound is classic soul and heavy drums, without the need for retro crutches. ... more

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Track Name: Soul Run
Once lived my life on the prairies Not by choice


He told me we gonna get married Ha!


I was high, I was low Left behind kitchen doors

Got a woman feeling bagged and weary Cooking that crab meat, drinking Labatts Blue in a trailer full up of black

Flies on the window, feels like that Time to change my running

I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never

He said “Baby you’re a cold one” But I had to leave that town Take it to the road hun


Soul run, soul run

I make a mess every place I go Why should here be different
I’m so fly, I got soul, get in so much trouble
 Got a bunch of brothers fighting over me One on my bracelet, one on my mind
 Both getting anxious, alright, alright


I got my kicks and I said goodbye to both
 Time to change my running

I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never
I’m on the road, on the road again I could never look back, never

He said “Baby you’re a cold one”

But I was having too much fun to care Take it to the road hun


Soul run, soul run

Said I’m leaving now, I’m leaving now I’m leaving you i’m leaving

Put my bags inside your jeep

I stole your keys and now I’m speeding
Track Name: Two Steps
Quit calling on the telephone


I done told you that I'm not at home


A girl just needs to be alone


Don't need no man to walk to me home

See I tell you its the way to be


And I'm living life carefree


Don’t need no sir to hold me down


So keep concentrating on your frown

And I tell you straight


I ain't looking so go on your way

I’ve got plans and they don't include you

Said it’s true I've heard it all before


So take two steps backwards

See I found a man who's nice and sweet

When I come home there's food to eat

He treats me like royalty


Knows the meaning of loyalty

See I've been there done that before

And I know you're looking to score


But I've got a man who's good to me

I ain’t got time to say please

And I'll telling you straight baby


I ain't looking so go on your way

I’ve got plans and they don't include you

Said it’s true I've heard it all before


So take two steps backwards

Straight honey

I ain't looking so go on your way

I’ve got plans and they don't include you

All before


Two steps backwards

Yeah it’s true

I’ve got plans and they don't include you I've heard it all before


So please take two steps backwards Yeah it’s true

I’ve got plans and they don't include you no I've heard it all before


So please take two steps backwards

Track Name: Sweet Memories
Hey darling

Something’s been bugging me lately See I been calling

Not sure if you hear me

See I’ve been down here for two days thinking Whatever happened to us?

I’m steady drinking to those

Sweet memories are gone

Sweet memories are gone

Sweet memories are gone

Sweet memories are gone

Well hello doctor

I just want you to fix me See all these tinctures

No they ain’t doing a damn thing

No matter what I try to do to change it It ain’t working

Can’t get my fever to break ‘Cause I’m in love with this sweet

Sweet memories are gone

Sweet memories are gone

Sweet memories are gone

Sweet memories are gone

I don’t understand

Have done something wrong

Just pick up that phone baby

And give me a call

Oh but I see you when I close my eyes

I just want you in my bed at night

Well honey bee

You’re the sweet in my coffee

I’m up tossing and turning

Without my baby to hold me

And even if I found another lover boy

I don’t want him

Not in a million years

Because I’m still in love with my sweet

Sweet memories are gone

Sweet memories are gone

Sweet memories are gone

Sweet memories are gone
Track Name: More Than a Man
I never knew what it meant to be all alone

Until your punk ass left me standing here in the cold What have I done to you?

Could it be that I left you bruised Please understand that ain’t my fault

But you just don't know when to fuck off and

I need more than a man

More than a man

You just ain’t part of the plan

I never knew that my heart could let me feel this way And I’m confused as to who should take most the blame Was it something I said?

Like when I screamed the wrong name in bed Please understand that ain’t my fault


But when you do me, you lose me And I drift off baby



I need more than a man More than a man

You just ain’t part of the plan



Baby, maybe we just weren't meant to be Or maybe you were sent to me

For a purpose not known yet to you and I
 Baby, could we have maybe worked it out
 Tell me ain’t that what love’s all about


Guess we’ll never know cause we refused to try

I need more than a man

More than a man

You just ain’t part of the plan

I need more than a man

More than a man

You just ain’t part of the plan

I need more than a man

More than a man

You just ain’t part of the plan

Track Name: Money
Money, money, money
Money all the time
Money eat the cake and
Money drink the wine
Money, money, money
Money for my thrills

Our names on the lease together
My name in your will
Oh I’m gonna be just fine
Money, money, money

Gets me in the mood

Money in my jeans and
Stuffed all in my shoes


Money, money, money

Money everywhere


Money up in my sleeves and

Stuffed in my brassiere

Dollars and cents and all of my friends

You know life’s simple pleasures

Wont pay my rent

I want to get over, I want money


You don’t got enough and that wont do “

Because I love the feel of


C-notes in my hand, I want

Money, money, money

Money for my thrills


Our names on the reservation

Your name on the bill

I only want to get your money

Honey won't you pay my bills


I know that you can feel my loving

But I’ve got to get my thrills

Money can’t buy happiness

But it can buy nice things

The Balenciagas, the Ferragamos

I shop my pain away


They say money can’t buy happiness

But it can buy champagne

Take my pain away on a rainy day


I said what’s my favourite thing?


I’m talking about money
I can’t live without money
I got to get that money
You better give me that money
Money, money, money

Money for my thrills

Our names on the lease together
My name in your will
I only want to get your money
Honey won't you pay my bills

You know that you can feel my loving
But I’ve got to get my thrills
Track Name: Love Fool
You might think by now my heart would be hardened After all that dull my edge should be sharpened

It’s so dull without you baby
 Can I show ya, let me show ya

Now do you remember them things I told ya Because I can’t forget the way that I’d hold you
 Baby, you got that true contact, if you walk back baby

Baby no matter what I do


There ain’t no getting over you

Don’t know why I’m in love with you

Maybe I’m just a love fool

Could it be you fell and bumped your head child You get drunk one night, turn right, not left how?
 Could you lose your foot and find her bed now
 Boy tell me, can you tell me?

Cuz I’m sinking beneath this wave Can’t stop only you can save me Please jump back in boy and take me Oh, I’m shaking

This is crazy

Baby no matter what I do


There ain’t no getting over you

Don’t know why I’m in love with you

Maybe I’m just a love fool

When you left you hurt me and my heart it worried
 If love doesn’t hurry, I can’t wait, can’t take this slow

Don’t you know by now boy, if you say stay
 I won’t go, you say yes, won’t say no


Just let me know


Can you feel my boy cause I’m reaching out I just need your touch right now


And so much more yeah

Love fool, love fool, silly little love fool

Love fool, love fool, silly little love fool

Love fool, love fool, silly little love fool

Love fool, love fool, silly little love fool

Baby no matter what I do


There ain’t no getting over you

Don’t know why I’m in love with you

Maybe I’m just a love fool

Track Name: Heavy
So you saying you’re loving me


For the thousandth time

Oh, you’re loving me

And then it hit me

That baby, I just can't do this everyday

Cause your love is so heavy


And your world are all my shoulders can take

Cause your love is so heavy


And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

Maybe it’s me

But baby ain’t that what you love


Cause you say it and you say it, till I’m crazy You say it and you say it again, until I go



Your love keeps pulling me down, we’ve got to figure it out
 Your love keeps pulling me down, we’ve got to find a way out



Love is so heavy

Said your world are all my shoulders can take

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down



Make-up smeared, lines are blurred


If this ain’t love, can’t find the words

Can’t find myself, cant find my heart

Can’t save me, baby can’t call for help

I ain’t got nothing for you


And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

And it pulls, and it pulls and it pulls me down

Your love keeps pulling me down

Track Name: Endless Chain
In my time I’ve been prone to emotion


Tears in my eyes I’ve cried rivers and oceans

You say one word, love is like an explosion


See all of me, go everywhere


If some day finds us not together, whatever


Just pull on my chain I’ll come get ya, where ever If ever at all should get too dark


Don’t you ever give up I’ll be there for ya
 If ever at all should get too dark



It’s a fire not a flame girl

This love is like a diamond on an endless chain alright
 You won’t find this everyday girl

My love is like a diamond on an endless chain

Now we were two but wouldn't you know that Two started becoming one

Young and scared I tried to run But oh how I felt that tug


He pulled me back into his arms from halfway across the world
 He said diamond your my star and you’ll always be my girl

If some day finds us not together, whatever


Just pull on my chain I’ll come get ya, where ever If ever at all should get too dark


Don’t you ever give up I’ll be there for ya
 If ever at all should get too dark

Shine, shine, shine

It’s a fire not a flame girl

This love is like a diamond on an endless chain alright
 You won’t find this everyday girl

My love is like a diamond on an endless chain

It’s a fire not a flame girl

This love is like a diamond on an endless chain alright
 You won’t find this everyday girl

My love is like a diamond on an endless chain

Track Name: Waiting
I’ll wait for you

I’ll wait for you

I’ll wait for you

I’ll wait for you


’Til the morning sun don’t rise
 And a lie decides it should be true
 Yes I’ll wait for you


’Til every ocean runs dry

And the Devil decides he won’t deceive you

I’ll have you know


You ain’t irreplaceable


Glitter and gold comes and goes

What we’ve got is worth a lot

Yes I feel it in my heart

I will wait for you


’Til the clouds fall from the sky


And it’s snowing in Hawaii in mid-June
 I will wait for you


’Til the clocks run out of time When one and one don’t equal two

But you should know


If this ain’t reciprocal, baby


Then let me go so I can find

One of many waiting in line

Don’t play with my mind

Waiting, waiting, waiting

Waiting, waiting, waiting

Waiting, waiting, waiting for you

Waiting, waiting, waiting

Waiting, waiting, waiting

Waiting, waiting, waiting for you

Track Name: Darkness and the Dawn
It’s always the darkest before the dawn baby
Though the sun might burn my eyes
It’s taking too long to recover baby
But right now, I’m doing fine
But rain came with this heartache baby
Take all I leave behind
Said I want you too know
I’m so far gone away
You can't reach me
Nothing can keep me
I won’t be back
I said I want you too know
I’ll make it all the way
I need you like the stars need darkness to shine bright
You had walking around in circles
Your shadow left me blind and crazy
I dug so deep inside of me
And you left me crying
But rain came with this heartache baby
Take all I leave behind
Said I want you too know
I’m so far gone away
You can't reach me
Nothing can keep me
I won’t be back
I said I want you too know
I’ll make it all the way
I need you like the stars need darkness to shine bright
Shine your light on me
Shine your light on me