Following closely on from her tour announcement, and on from singles “Bad Bitch”, “Forest” and “Bad News” – Charlotte OC can now reveal her next single. “Centre of the Universe” is out now via Embassy of Music.
Stream “Centre of the Universe” HERE.
Having explored themes of love and loss throughout “Bad Bitch”, “Forest” and “Bad News” – “Centre of the Universe” taps into Charlotte’s inner child, and reveals the moment of realisation upon discovery of her own mortality.
Charlotte explains “When I was younger (13), I was convinced that the world had been made for me and I was the lead character. Everybody I met was there for me. I used to look at the window in the car and look at the moon and think it was following me because I was that special. I also had a conversation with my dad when I was younger where he was letting me know in a very sweet way that everybody one day will die. I remember thinking that I would somehow dodge death, again because I was so special…nothing can touch me. Until one day at school, my friend expressed she had the exact same thought process. Needless to say, the world as I knew it drastically disintegrated into a million pieces as I watched the spotlight I had painted above my head turn off. I had to start again, I had to realise that I wasn’t special, I wasn’t the lead , everybody is the same and I certainly wasn’t going to somehow not die. When I did get my head around it, I felt myself becoming more empathetic and just a better person. I wanted to talk about this because it was such a brilliantly stupid and profound moment in my childhood and I’m sure ( i hope) some fellow narcissists can listen to it and relate.”
Sonically, as well as lyrically, “Centre of the Universe” showcases a more alternative side to Charlotte’s artistry. There is an air of curiosity throughout the song, and a feeling of being led down a garden path as the Blackburn songstress lures you into her thoughts, that side steps the conformities of a traditional pop record in the process.
Along with the release of “Centre of the Universe”, is the news that OC’s forthcoming full-length album, Here Comes Trouble, will be released on 15th October 2021. This is Charlotte’s most honest and 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 reminisces “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.”
And with restrictions carefully easing, Charlotte has announced a run of shows in London (The Old Blue Last – 7/10), Paris (Le Pop-Up du Label 11/10) and Berlin (Fluxbau 14/10) ahead of the release of the album on 16th October. Tickets are on sale HERE.
Buy tickets for Charlotte’s gigs HERE