An up-and-coming musician who previously worked with X Factor winners Rak-Su hopes to champion Watford has released his debut EP.

Charles Dixon, from Kings Langley, held a sold out pre-launch party in Fresh Shop, Market Street, at the end of last year before releasing True Stories last month.

This week two tracks from the EP were included in Spotify’s Release Radar Playlist, which Charles calls a “great step in the right direction for music in Watford". Prior to this the 27-year-old musician had already had almost 400,000 plays on Spotify.

Last year he sought to honour Watford with his single Last Night, which he created with Watford band Rak-Su who went on to be the first boyband to win X Factor.

The music video featured the town and surrounding areas, including Bushey Station, South Oxhey and Watford High Street, and was tweeted by the MOBO Awards official Twitter account.

Charles, who went to Queen’s School in Bushey, says: “I’m trying to get creators in Watford to come together. There’s so many people here doing creative things but we don’t really have a platform.

“I wanted to pay homage to where I come from and using different iconic spots in Watford was a great way to do that and get everyone feeling involved.”

He has continued on his mission to bring artists from the area together, and has since been hosting Hip-Hop events with art installations, with a group of Watford creatives called PHASE, every event has sold out. The platform aims to give various people in both Watford and London a chance to showcase their talent.

You can listen to the new EP on Spotify.