Charlotte Sands has released her long awaited debut album can we start over? ahead of a world headline tour.
In the years leading up to her debut album can we start over?, Charlotte Sands has been prolific – constantly releasing music, charting at Top 40 pop 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 (including a gig at Manchester Academy) – all while remaining fiercely independent.
“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,” Charlotte 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 creation and release of can we start over? came about following a whirlwind of activity for Charlotte Sands. “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.”
As part of Charlotte Sands’ world tour she will perform at Download Festival in June.
Image of Charlotte Sands courtesy Dillon Jordon