Nothing can wash away the autumnal greyness that swallows everything up this time of year quite like R&B. Someone who seems to know this well is Liverpool-born singer Charli Taft who's just about to release her new single "Like Me". Steeped in the sounds of late-'90s and early 2000s R&B classics, "Like Me" is an irresistible rush of sparkling melodies, Chromeo-style synths, and a hook that's impossible to shake. With years of experience penning for other stars — finding particular success in Korea with seven number 1s — she's now putting her hit-making abilities to use with her own music and "Like Me" is only the beginning.

Speaking with Complex via email, Taft told us: "The song is all about self respect, feeling empowered and knowing your worth in a relationship. I hope people can vibe along and openly relate to the message behind the lyrics — it's ok to let the world know you're a one-in-a million. It's ok to be confident and just own it."

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