Charlotte Sands Shares “use me” Music Video – Watch it HERE
Debut Album can we start over? Out January 24
UK ARENA TOUR WITH 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER STARTS NEXT MONTH
Prolific breakout pop/rock star Charlotte Sands has released the music video for her heavy self-love anthem “use me,”. The track is the lead single from Charlotte’s long-awaited debut album, can we start over?, releasing on January 24th, 2024. Watch It HERE.
“We wrote ‘use me’ at a time where I was constantly trying to please everyone around me and felt like I was continuously coming up short of their expectations,” says Charlotte. “No matter how hard I tried or how much I gave, it never felt like I was good enough. This song is about finally letting go of that pressure and accepting myself for who I actually am instead of the version that other people want me to be. Creating this song was a really therapeutic experience and I felt a million times lighter afterwards. I hope it makes you feel powerful and reminds you to not put too much weight on other people’s opinions of you. Only you truly know who you are.”
Charlotte furthers adds on the video, “The concept behind the video came mainly from the idea of wanting to showcase the live energy that I love so much about the song and to amplify the story and the lyrics instead of distracting from them. I met with the incredible director David Od and we talked about ways to keep the video feeling organic and live and reflect my actual performances on stage instead of creating a new character for me to play. I’m so grateful for visual collaborators like David and the entire crew who paid so much attention to every single detail with lighting, backdrop, and each camera movement to make sure we were properly capturing the emotions of the entire song all within one singular take.”
In addition to releasing new music, Charlotte is continuing her relentless tour schedule with her current US run supporting The Band CAMINO + Bad Suns, followed by a European arena run with pop superstars 5 Seconds of Summer. The past year has seen Charlotte share the stage with high-profile artists like Yungblud, My Chemical Romance, The Maine, Simple Plan, and PVRIS, and also included her first US headline tour last fall.
In the years leading up to her debut album can we start over?, Sands has been prolific – constantly releasing music, charting at Top 40 radio for over 15 weeks, nominations for Breakthrough Artist at A2IM’s Libera Awards, taking home an award at London’s Heavy Music Awards, touring with legendary acts – all while remaining fiercely independent. She loves the freedom that being a fully independent artist grants you, making music on her own terms and releasing each song into the world when it feels right. Her debut album is the culmination of a lifelong dream, a project she waited to undertake until it aligned perfectly with her artistic vision.
“The inspiration behind the title can we start over? came while writing a song for the album about the idea of restarting a relationship, and the idea of beginning again or reintroducing yourself to someone,” Sands says. “I’ve changed so much over the last few years personally and in my career and I love the concept of starting over as who I am now with the information and knowledge I’ve gained. It’s not about forgetting the past or regretting our choices but more so letting go of the previous version of ourselves and meeting each other where we are at this moment in the phases that we’re currently in. I think this album for me represents exactly that, standing firmly where I am as the person I am today.”
The album came to life in a whirlwind of collaboration and creativity. “A few months ago I had no intention of releasing a full length project. I flew to LA in May and had three sessions with songwriter / producers Jutes, Alex Nice, and Keith Ten4. Every night that I left the studio I remember thinking to myself ‘That’s my favorite song I’ve ever written’ – and then the next day we would write a song I loved even more. At the end of the three days, I had three records that felt like the best music I’d ever been a part of. Each song was so different yet so representative of who I am now, I knew they would someday be released into the world but I was certain they had to be released together.” Those three songs now lead the charge for the album, releasing as the first three singles in the exact order they were written.
As she stands on the precipice of her debut album’s release, Sands is filled with anticipation. “I hope this album conveys strength, confidence, and power within vulnerability,” she says. “It feels like holding a mirror to myself and reflects exactly how I feel right now in this phase of my life. I feel more secure in who I am as a person and as an artist than I’ve ever been.”
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