"That song was the first I felt reflected my image and who I want to be as an artist," Charlotte says of "Sleep Talking," a tears-on-the-dancefloor hit written after an ex revealed his cheating ways in his sleep. " He definitely knows it's about him and he's constantly hitting me up," she adds with a grin. "It's a nice feeling."
Documenting the teenage experience from the frontline is what Charlotte does best and she puts lyrics above all else when it comes to writing. " I'm not fake with it", she says citing Lorde, SZA, Patti Smith, and Bon Iver as inspirations.
Charlotte has spent the past few years writing and recording while finding her musical voice. What has emerged is a love of melody twinned with a darker aesthetic. "I write easier about sad emotions," she says. "I think it's so cool to have an upbeat song with dark lyrics. If you tap into an emotion then you can write a whole story. No matter what you're going through it's important to take risks with music. I never want to play it safe.”