How are you feeling about releasing it out into the world? I don’t know if I should feel like that, but I just recently did the Seth Myers Show, and it was just the most petrifying thing in the world. Gatsby was just along for this massive ride, and it ended up costing his life. I think the whole record is about me finding out what I care about and what I shouldn’t care about, and I think when you realize that someone’s being quite careless with your emotions, as much as it hurts, if you can actually see it, I think that’s like you taking 10 steps forward. When I was a bit younger I never felt like I knew what was going on. Charlotte OC: There’s a song called “In Paris,” which is about Princess Diana.
I just said to my friend, I was like you’re baring your soul to quite a soulless room-- it’s like a studio and it just felt so bizarre. Some people just don’t realize it, and that’s what the record is..realizing and growing up a bit. That was the first song that I wrote where it wasn’t about me.
I’ve listened to The xx, obviously they’re not new, but that last album was incredible! Speaking of new albums, Charlotte OC's debut is now available for pre-order here, prior to the release on March 31st.
There’s a girl called Sigrid and she’s got a song called “Don’t Kill My Vibe.” I can only listen to it once, like I understand that it’s a good song, but I can’t listen to it a lot. We've been listening to it all this week, and every song is just incredible.
Hailing from Blackburn, England, Charlotte creates music that blends her soulful, powerhouse vocals with dark pop melodies and deeply personal lyrics.
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It felt kind of connected to that, that song has got quite a lot of heavy meaning. It’s crazy how you said right after you wrote it the Paris attacks happened.Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) plumps skin with moisture, and a mix of Rose Hip Oil, Camellia Oil & Vitamin E transforms dull skin into luminous, mirror-shine skin. Frangipani, a symbol of eternity dating back to the Ancient Egyptians, soothes and purifies the skin.SPF15 and anti-UVA filter to protect the skin from year-round ageing.And that’s what it’s gonna feel like when I’m releasing the record, I don’t know. I think I was quite young when that happened, and I didn't really understand it.Like the Twin Towers I was young when that happened as well, and I didn’t really know what was going on.
It’s just one of the those things you think about when you’re a bit older and you think “what the actual fuck happened there?