Charlotte Lawrence has always been destined for big things, ever since she first picked up a microphone. You'd be hard-pressed to find an artist that embodies the now more than Charlotte, and with that, comes pop music with social responsibility.
She's always wanted to be a musician and wrote her first song at 11, called Your Love. Speaking about the song to i-D, Lawrence laughed and said, “It was before I even knew what having a boyfriend was, but I wrote a full love song. It starts with the lyrics, "I crushed a ship in the sea of love” and it was hilarious. I made a music video and everything!”
Speaking about who inspires her to The Line Of Best Fit, Lawrence said, “The people that have something to say, and the people that write for a purpose and feel like they need to share their story or their emotions with the world [create] a different type of experience when you listen to their music." She counts Bon Iver and Phoebe Bridgers as two artists which strongly influence her songwriting.
2018 saw the release of Lawrence's captivating EP, Young, which demonstrated her ability to craft lyrics that were at once both incredibly accessible, and also intensely intimate. Capturing the transition into adulthood perfectly, Young is a six-song snapshot of Lawrence's 2018, and provides solace to a portion of Generation Z experiencing exactly the same thing.
Her first single for 2019, Why Do You Love Me, builds on the ideas presented in Young, but elevates them to another level. It was produced alongside Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic, and the brooding production perfectly provides a platform for the foreboding lyrics.
Speaking about the song, Lawrence says, “I write easier about sad emotions. 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.” The visual is captivating as well, as she plays an angel of death, wreaking havoc everywhere she goes.
September saw Lawrence release the follow-up to Why Do You Love Me, a nihilistc anthem called Navy Blue. Her vocals are placed over a delicate guitar melody that explodes into a bass-driven chorus, capturing the feeling of being a young adult perfectly.
She's just dropped her latest single, God Must Be Doing Cocaine, which she describes as her favourite song she's ever written. Given how cinematic it sounds, we can't disagree with her - it feels like the next step in her musical journey, and it's as lyrically impactful as it is sonically beautiful.
It's a taste of her upcoming EP out soon, and given the tracks we've heard from Lawrence in 2019, we can't wait. She's got a sound that is refreshing and exciting, and we can't wait to see what her next project brings.