Austin-based soul-pop trio Charlie Faye & The Fayettes announce the upcoming release of their brand new single “I Don’t Need No Baby” on Thursday, Sept. 6. Led by frontwoman Charlie Faye and backed by vocalists BettySoo and Akina Adderley, the band has made a name for themselves as the “modern-day ‘60s girl group” of the Live Music Capital of the World. Performing original music reminiscent of the Ronettes or Supremes, they put a modern twist on the classic Motown sound, emerging with a style all their own.
They might be ‘60s influenced, but with “I Don’t Need No Baby,” Charlie Faye & the Fayettes answer the Ronettes’ classic, “Be My Baby,” from the viewpoint of today’s independent, self-determined woman. "I don't have time to waste imagining ‘I do,’" Faye sings, declaring she’s better off without a man before warning a sweet-talking guy, “Get a clue.”
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes craft smart soul-pop that merges the swinging, swaying sound of the ‘60s girl groups with a vibe that’s so current, they’re dancing to the forefront of the retro-revival movement. Their debut album rose into the top 20 on the Americana radio chart and garnered high praise from the press. “It’s impossible not to be enchanted by one of this year’s freshest, most delightful and all around grooviest releases,” says American Songwriter.
Often described as a “modern-day ‘60s girl group” reminiscent of the Ronettes or Supremes, the trio’s original songs, Motown-worthy dance moves and tight backing band make their live shows an exciting and unforgettable experience. Their shared height (they’re all within a half-inch of 5-foot-1-inch) and distinct ethnicities (Jewish, Korean-American and African-American) just adds cute to their considerable charms. But it’s the songs — the great, classic-sounding songs with catchy melodies and intelligent lyrics — that set Charlie Faye & The Fayettes apart from the rest. "Musically, the group hearkens to Motown, Spector or the Brill Building,” says The Huffington Post, “Charlie is emerging as a budding Carole King, and the songs are good enough to rate comparison to Goffin & King or Mann & Weil."
Due to the strength of these songs, the band has recently had a series of great TV placements, including two songs on the CW’s Riverdale, and others on Seal Team and Girlboss.
The trio is currently working on a new album set to be released in 2019.