Charlotte Jane’s debut EP ‘Nowhere To Hide’ established her as one of the UK’s brightest new voices. Quietly amassing millions of streams, it set her on the path to sell-out headline shows in London and hometown Hull, performing at Reading and Leeds and with the likes of Jess Glynne, Dennis Lloyd, Tom Odell and Lewis Capaldi, who believes Charlotte Jane is shaping up to be “one of the biggest f****** things in the world.”
By her mid-teens, Charlotte Jane knew that music was her passion, but didn’t really know how to make it happen as a career. Open mic nights in Hull upscaled to gigging around the north-east and after finishing school, she travelled Europe and returned home to write songs that changed the course of her life. After one with meeting with global hitmaker Toby Gad(Beyoncé, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Fergie), Charlotte Jane was offered a publishing deal.
As Charlotte Jane embarks upon the next chapter of her music journey, with her latest single Get It Right, she discusses her music DNA with Andy Howells.
What was the first song that made an impact on you?
It was probably Celebration by KOOL and the Gang. I used to go to my grandparents gigs and get very upset if they didn’t perform that song. I also had it on tape and played it on repeat. Either that or Can’t Get You Out of My Head by Kylie Minogue.
What was the first single you bought?
I’m pretty unsure on this one but it could have been Black Horse and the Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall.
What was the first album you owned?
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse. Listened to it on repeat and loved it more and more every time.
What’s your constant go to track?
Holocene – Bon Iver. It’s been my go to since I was 17 and I cried my eyes out when I saw it performed live. Justin Vernon’s voice really moves me.
What’s your constant go to album?
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean. I can play it over and over and over again, top to bottom, without skipping a track. I never get bored.
Who’s your latest music discovery?
A new artist from Indianapolis called Maeta. She dropped a tune recently with Kaytranada and Buddy called Teen Scene and it’s mint.
What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?
My new single Get it Right. I’ve known that for a while and been asked a similar question before and had to answer ‘it’s a track that’s not released yet but hopefully I’ll be putting it out soon’. That was probably over a year a go, so at least I’ve finally got round to releasing it!