Char first started writing songs in her teenage years as a creative outlet from her unstable start to life. Although she says she never wanted to be an artist, she loved to play guitar and piano and ended up writing about an album’s worth of material before leaving school.
After being encouraged to play gigs she struggled being in the spotlight – anxiety got the better of her and she didn’t feel comfortable being onstage just her and a guitar. She looks back and in hindsight, it was a lot for her to take on at such a young age but now she has been able to revisit these songs. The lyrics very much still resonate with Char but has grown and developed as a woman she’s found a sound that represents her best at this stage in life.
Char’s music has been heavily influenced by her late Dad’s record collection of 80s new-wave and synth-pop like Japan, Ultravox and New Order as well as her Mum’s favourites The Police and The Waterboys. She got into music in the midst of the 2010s indie boom of Wolf Alice, Swim Deep and Jaws and more recently has been listening to artists like Clairo, Uchu Nekoko and Caroline Polachek. Having been working in a small studio, Char has finally recorded the songs how she imagined years ago and is excited to share them.