‘Do Not Disturb’ is the brilliant new single from Be Charlotte, her first since the 21-year-old Dundonian signed to Columbia Records (global) and Insanity (home of Tom Grennan) in the UK. And, if you’ve followed her career so far, it might not quite be what you were expecting.
The native accent, lyrical depth and innate knack for a melody are all present and correct of course. Taking influence from classic songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Tracy Chapman and her love of modern pop and hip-hop, ‘Do Not Disturb’ showcases a shimmering and powerful pop sound which is set to bring her to a whole new audience in 2019.
The video for ‘Do Not Disturb’, also released today, is a deceptively simple take on Charlotte’s energy and style.
Having toured Europe, North America and Asia as well as sharing the stage with Major Lazer in Africa in 2018, Charlotte has already covered more ground than most artists her age. Her experience and confidence is reflected in her lyrics, where the listener will find bare honesty and a level of maturity beyond her years.
Since starting to find her voice as a teenager with an acoustic guitar in Dundee, Be Charlotte has been focused on finding inner strength and inspiring others to do the same.
“I use my songwriting to say things out loud that are otherwise difficult to express,” she says. “In this song, I’m trying to explain feelings that I’d buried for a long time. I think everyone needs their space to figure things out at times, and we live in a world where everything is expected to be so instant and immediate. I hope that my lyrics can encourage listeners to discover strength within themselves rather than looking for validation from others.”
Be Charlotte is not a perfect princess figure and never wants to be. She's content in being herself, singing in her own voice and she’s ready take on the world.
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