Singer Rondi Charleston will release her new Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Motéma) on Feb. 8. The disc will feature her own compositions, including “Song For The Ages,” along with interpretations of Percy Mayfield’s “Please Send Me Someone To Love” and Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed.” Charleston also added her English lyrics to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Milton Nascimento’s “Tudo Que VocêPodia Ser/Everything You Were Meant to Be.”
Before turning to music full-time, Charleston worked as a journalist, including at the show “Prime Time Live.” She finds connections between the two professions’ approach to language and storytelling.
“Whether it’s journalism, or lyric poetry, the world of words is so full of possibility,” Charleston said. “The possibility of creating some fresh, new evocative meaning or metaphor—that is what interests and excites me when I’m writing a new song.”