14 Mar 2021

My Current Song: Sam Charlesworth, 'Girl in the Wind'

From Sunday Morning, 10:45 am on 14 March 2021

After RNZ's Jim Mora overheard some teens raving about Kiwi musician Sam Charlesworth, he wanted to check him out.

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter, who grew up on Auckland's North Shore, is now studying music, te reo Māori, and marine science in Dunedin.

Sam Charlesworth

Sam Charlesworth Photo: Supplied

With the best surfing in New Zealand, flourishing marine life, music heritage and a fascinating local iwi to learn about (Kāi Tahu), Dunedin is a great place to be, Sam says.

The self-taught musician has just released his fourth album Duality of the Human Mind, which was recorded in his bedroom on a couple of microphones.

"I just whip [the songs] up in my room, hit 'record' and see what happens."

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