Tanika Charles Takes On Long Distance Relationships In New Single, ‘Frustrated’

Courtesy: Record Kicks

Soul singer Tanika Charles debuted her latest single Friday.

Charles debuted her new single, ‘Frustrated‘ to kick off the weekend. The single is the latest from her forthcoming album, Papillon de NuitThe Night Butterfly, which is scheduled for release April 8 through Record Kicks. Its premiere follows that of her then latest single,  Complex, which she released March 3.

Charles debuted the single, ‘Rent Free‘ Feb. 1, but it is unknown if that single is featured in her new album.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Frustrated’ takes audiences back to the soul sounds of the 1960s and 70s. That is evidenced through the subtle use of the guitars and keyboards and their balance. That together with Charles’ own vocal delivery style makes the song all the more engaging and entertaining.

Charles talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“Sustainable long distant connections are a pipe dream,” Charles said. “Trying to make it work with a partner who’s away from home for indefinite periods of time leads to a permanent state of uncertainty. Absence can make the heart grow fonder, but only to a point, and what are we sharing if we can’t share a physical space? Wishful thinking alone is an easy route to exhaustion when fulfilment is always just slightly out of reach. Irritations are revealed, arguments ensue. Are we growing or are we wilting? Frustrated is one of my favourite songs on the album, and it took a lot of iteration to get it just right.”

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