'Coffee' is released on 12.02.2021 and is the first release from her upcoming album. It’s a slice of glorious summer tinged acoustic pop and possibly one of the happiest sounding break up songs ever recorded.'
The singalong intro and the bouncing chorus juxtaposed with the story of a relationship falling apart may make odd bedfellows, but when coupled with Charlotte’s incredibly honest approach to song writing, it’s a pure delight.
The intro came about during the vocal sessions. Charlotte suggested an electric guitar line, no guitar at hand she sang the part. It was perfect for the song a adding an extra little playful element, and the intro was born.
Coffee is 2 minutes 24 seconds of pop perfection and the ideal introduction to Charlotte’s new album. It maintains a link to her debut but shows added authority and a growing confidence of an artist hitting her stride.
Charlotte Grayson is a 20 year old Singer Songwriter from Hartlepool. In 2018 she released her first single ‘Maybe’ (BBC Tees Introducing’s ‘Track of the Week’) and performed her first ‘Live BBC Introducing Session’. By the end of the following year she’d released a further 4 singles, becoming a regular on the local music scene, playing some of the region’s Key events (Songs of Northern Britain, Last Train Home, Sonic Sisters, Winter Tide), supported Ian Prowse and featured in the ‘Top 10 Must See Artists in the North East’ (NE Volume Magazine).
With plans for the launch of Charlotte’s debut album ‘Grow’ in their final stages (Launch Gig, Tour, Live Sessions) and Studio time booked to record the follow up, the UK went into Lockdown. Not to be outdone, and with a batch of new songs begging to be recorded, she pushed ahead with the release (May 2020) and started the process of recording her new album remotely.
Working with Shy Bairn and Producer Mark Aubrey, Charlotte shared demo’s and began bouncing ideas back and forth. Without the usual studio restrictions (time and expense) and a little more space and freedom, the songs took shape quickly.
Sharing files between musicians from all over the Country, (Hartlepool, Bristol, London and Devon) before doing the final vocal takes over a couple of weekends (in an Airbnb in London and a Studio in Hartlepool) between lockdowns.
The results showcase Charlotte at her finest and unashamedly wearing her influences on her sleeve. From shimmering acoustic pop, heart-breaking ballads, smart and sassy country foot tappers and straight up disco floor fillers ‘that make you want to dance around while having a little cry’.