Lauded by Clout Magazine as ‘an artist with a timeless and enduring sound’, soulful UK singer-songwriter Charlotte Lansman returns, with the third installment from her upcoming EP, ‘So Long’. New Track ‘My Mind’, which sees Charlotte move into a retro space to explore themes of anxiety and self-doubt.
While the first two singles on Charlotte’s EP deal with the euphoria and heartbreak of romantic relationships, ‘My Mind’ takes a different route, into the winding and complex roads of the anxious mind. A solo bass guitar walks us into the song, with what feel like echoing footsteps or droplets, which are quickly accompanied by spacious vocals and drum beats, taking us down an alleyway in the singer’s mind. The song and soundscape continue to develop, with backing vocals swelling and sighing their way to the end.
“This song is an expression of being overwhelmed, I suppose. Finding myself unable to understand myself or find myself during the daytime, and unable to escape my mind during the night. Sometimes it feels impossible to get away from your own thoughts, as if the mind is a different part of your own being, fighting. That’s how I felt at the time”
Originally from Bristol, Charlotte is based in London, where she writes and performs her music. Partnering with Joe Rodwell for most of the production of her music, she takes influence from Jazz, Soul, Folk and Rock. Following her recent gig at Rich Mix in Shoreditch late last year, Charlotte’s next gig is at The Old Queens Head in Islington on Thursday the 2nd of May.