April 2021 saw the return of Charlotte OC, with double single drop Bad Bitch & Forest showcasing the first of new material from her forthcoming sophomore album; Here Comes Trouble.
The next single to be announced is undoubtedly the hardest song Charlotte has ever had to write. ‘Inevitable’, out now, is dedicated to Charlotte’s late father who sadly lost his battle with cancer.
Speaking on the release Charlotte recalls “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. My beloved father passed away recently – so this song is dedicated to John O’Connor – the best Daddy a girl could ask for.”
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 551,000 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.
Praise for Charlotte
“Bad Bitch” and “Forest” reveal contrasting sides of Charlotte’s psyche through her distinguished alternative sound and unmistakably effortless vocals that speak straight to the soul.” – Notion
“When you’re done marveling over her badassery, look ahead to Charlotte’s album Here Comes Trouble, due in October” – Billboard
“…you can find the drama of Kate Bush with the personal touch of Bat For Lashes – alongside with a sense of the epic to rival Florence & The Machine.” – CLASH
“A massive voice. Hers is the kind of vocal that soars—not in the way birds do, but rather that of jet engines. Just as it’s revving up, it suddenly blasts off into another stratosphere.” – Elle
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