Last Friday, Charlotte OC released “Inevitable“, the second single from her upcoming album. The song deals with the recent loss of her father. She says: “This was the hardest song I’ve ever had to write. I wrote this song about my Dad when I found out he had cancer last year. This song is about the realisation that no matter how much you don’t want it – losing someone is Inevitable and happens to all of us.”
OC’s forthcoming full-length album, Here Comes Trouble, is penned for release in October this year. This is Charlotte’s most honest & vulnerable work to date – this is Charlotte broken and on the floor, mending the shattered pieces of her heart & forced to face her inner demons. You won’t get any more real than this.
Speaking specifically about the album, Charlotte reminises “In the space of 2 months, everything that had once been, was no longer. My heart had been broken in a way I could never have imagined. This resulted in me partying too much, not sleeping , hardly eating and smoking like a chimney. Self destruct mode, activated. I felt totally lost in space and nobody could bring me back to earth. Through this dark time I was forced to acknowledge things about myself, and sometimes not in the most positive way. This is me self-deprecating, this is me standing up for myself , this is me madly in love, horrifically heartbroken, angry , this is me praying to a god i don’t believe in about a life I couldn’t lead, because I had nothing left to lose I could not have made this album without the love and support I received from my producer, Couros, and the small bunch of co-writers I collaborated with on some of these songs. They picked both me and this album from the depths of darkness and helped me expel the demons into my work.”
The news of Charlotte’s album follows on from her 2020 EP release – Oh The Agony, Oh The Ecstasy. Consistently championed by BBC Introducing Lancashire & BBC Introducing on Radio 1, Charlotte OC also has the backing of Jack Saunders, Elton John, The Independent, Mahogany, MTV UK, Notion & BBC Radio 2, to name a few. Her music is listened to by over 560,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone and has had various DSP support across Apple Music, Deezer & Amazon Music. The Blackburn artist also performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2019 and supported both James Arthur & Tom Walker on their respective UK tours.
A little bit more about Charlotte OC
Alternative pop artist Charlotte OC; born Charlotte O’Connor in Blackburn, Lancashire, England to her Malawian mother and Irish father.
Undoubtedly one of music’s most promising rising talents, British songstress Charlotte OC singles ’ Satellite’ and ‘Boyfriend’ have garnered attention from Paper Magazine, Nylon, Billboard and Clash as well as radio coverage from BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2. Her latest EP ‘Oh The Agony, Oh The Ecstasy’ was very well received in Germany and the UK and she entered the German radio charts with her single ‘Freedom’.
Her music has over 30 million streams to date and has performed on the Seth Meyers Late Late show, Goverors Ball, Field Day and Pitchfork Paris.
Charlotte has recently supported James Arthur and Tom Walker on their European tours.
She’s had TV syncs with popular TV shows including Virgin River, Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, Riverdale, Catfish and Love Island. The sync with Virgin River caused the featured song ‘Where It Stays’ to have a viral revival and it went into the Shazam and Itunes charts in over 12 countries.
Charlotte’s earlier music had a dark hue, with folk shadings, moodier R&B and downtempo electronic elements. In November 2013, she debuted with Colour My Heart, an EP of four dramatic yet restrained songs recorded with Tim Anderson (Solange, Sia, Banks). Complementary remixes from Moodymann and Yarin Lidor followed shortly thereafter. After she moved to Harvest/Polydor, the EPs Strange and Burning followed in 2014 and 2015. In 2017, O’Connor returned with her debut full-length album, Careless People. Once again produced by Anderson, the album featured the slightly ominous yet accessible singles “Blackout” and “Darkest Hour.”
The new record Here Comes Trouble sees Charlotte really own her voice and settle into her artistry with an exquisite collection of organic and accomplished songs.