Meet the singer-songwriter CHARLOTTE who was discovered by worldwide hitmaker Toby Gad – writer of ‘All of Me’ (John Legend), ‘If I Were A Boy’ (Beyonce), ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ (Fergie) and more. Today she celebrates her 21st Birthday with the release of her debut single ‘I Tell Lies’ through The Orchard. “I Tell Lies” is off her debut EP, ‘Nowhere To Hide,’ to be released on May 3rd. Having already written with, and for, artists including BRIT-nominated Mabel, JP Cooper, The Vamps, Aloe Blacc and Liv Dawson, CHARLOTTE’S journey began when she was 4 years old – singing and playing in her grandparents touring band around the UK & Europe; this was where she developed her love of soul music.
Inspired by all the soul greats; Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, and Otis Redding, CHARLOTTE spent her early teens performing in pubs until her family moved to Singapore when she was 14 years old – isolated from her friends and the life she knew, she started to write and sing every day, finding therapy in her music to cope with these inner struggles as a teenager.
The soulful, beautiful and melancholic ‘Nowhere To Hide’ EP reveals CHARLOTTE’S unique voice and a timeless sound rooted in great soul and pop music of past and present, whilst also highlighting CHARLOTTE’S innate songwriting ability to write a hook and catchy melody. CHARLOTTE explores the painful journey from child to adult in brutal honesty with heart-rending beauty, addressing those difficult teenage years – battling everything from body confidence and unrequited love to independence and loneliness.
With early support from SBTV that filmed a live version of ‘Just Me’ -the fully biographical EP gets released on 3rd May and is kickstarted by the release of lead track ‘I Tell Lies’ produced by The Orphanage – aka – Trevor Brown and Zaire Koalo (Kehlani, Aleissa Cara, Demi Lovato) – which received its first play on BBC Introducing last week.