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Feature | Charlotte Jane

Rising star Charlotte Jane has recently released her brand new single, titled 'Loving The Light,' which is an immensely positive and uplifting pop-sounding track. The track has such an infectiously catchy beat and highlights the talented singer and song-writer's gratitude for both the little and large moments in life. Her exceptional vocals are also showcased throughout this track, with both the lyrics and her voice conveying the emotion contained within the track.

Speaking about her recent release, Charlotte Jane explained:

"I'm rarely one to write happy songs, but this one came at a time where I desperately needed to look for the positives amongst everything that was going on in my life. No matter how bad things get, there's always something to be grateful for. I listen to this song more than I ever have with anything I've released previously. I genuinely love jamming to it!"

Here at The Lowdown, we had the opportunity to speak with Charlotte Jane about her brand new single, her plans for the rest of the year and more. Keep reading to check out what she had to say!

You have recently released your new single, 'Loving The Light.' How does it feel to have new music released?

"It's probably the most excited I've been for people to hear a song of mine. It's the most feel-good song I've ever written and definitely the one I've listened to the most. I also think it's one of those tunes that grows on you more and more every time you listen to it, so I'm interested to see how people respond to it over the next few months!"

You recently shared on your Instagram that this song was like your friend, reminding you of how lucky you are to be alive. Do you believe that it's important to connect with your listeners through the power of music?

"Of course, otherwise I wouldn't release my songs - I'd just keep them on my phone! As soon as they're out, a line of communication has started. It's such a powerful thing, seeing my songs soundtrack special moments for people, help them through a tough time or be the song they dance around to with their mates as they get ready for a night out, and then getting to meet those people at shows and talking about it."

Could you sum up your new single in a couple of words?

"Easy, breezy and infectious."

Do you have a favourite lyric from your new single?

"'If we just look around, we realise how lucky we are.' It's so simple, but it says it all really. The power of finding at least one thing to be grateful for per day is pretty huge."

You have recently played Latitude and Standon Calling Festivals. After not being able to perform live for so long due to the pandemic, what was it like to be able to step out on stage again?

"It was actually very overwhelming for those first shows back. The shows were amazing, but I definitely felt pretty overstimulated and couldn't relax into it enough to fully enjoy it. I played 110 Above Festival a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed that much more. I'm clearly just gradually adjusting to being back on stage and surrounded by so many people."

You also received support from Sir Elton John, with him playing one of your tracks on his radio show. What was it like for you to receive support from such a musical icon?

"I wish I had the letter I wrote to him on hand, so I could show you how much I freaked out when this happened. I was so moved by it and my younger sister (who is a HUGE Elton fan) thought I was the coolest person on the planet for at least two whole days! It's a really crazy feeling to have someone that iconic recognise something you've created and give you huge encouragement. I'm really grateful to him!"

You have supported a range of musicians, such as Jess Glynne and Lewis Capaldi. Have they given you any pieces of advice that have benefitted you?

"I think most of the people I've toured with have encouraged me to really take my time before signing a major record deal. I took that on board and stayed independent until I found a team that I had complete trust in."

Do you feel that any artists in particular have a significant bearing on your music?

"I honestly couldn't pin it down to just a couple of artists. I know I've been hugely inspired by Aretha Franklin vocally. I've literally studied her voice and how she used her mixed register. From a general musical influence point of view, I listen to such a wide range of music, it's hard to know what I've been influenced by. It'll be somewhere amongst Keane, Amy Winehouse, Bon Iver and Otis Redding."

What has been the stand-out moment for you in your career so far?

"The Sir Elton John 'Rocket Hour' radio play was definitely a big one for me. Opening huge arena shows all over Europe for Mika was another."

Aside from your live performances that are planned for the rest of the year, what else have you got in store?

"I might have been working on a huge single and music video for the last six months...I'll say no more."

Finally, do you have a message for all of your supporters?

"I can't wait to see you as soon as possible. Thanks a million for listening!"

'Loving The Light' is out now and is available to purchase and stream through all major responsible major purchasing and streaming outlets.

By Rachel Dempster

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