charlotte oc

Originally signed to Columbia Records during her teenage years, before being dropped unexpectedly and unable to release her eventually shelved album, up and coming Charlotte OC has returned at age 23 to make a powerful statement with her blues/jazz/synth sound and gorgeous dark looks.

Before recording on her new debut album begins in Los Angeles later this year, set for release next summer, the edgy artist premiered her first extended play in November 2013 featuring remarkable tracks including a plea to her ex-lover in the form of “Colour My Heart” and the somber “Cut The Rope”.

The critically-acclaimed, four-track EP also features standout track “Hangover”, released as iTunes’ Free Single of the Week back in December. There is no exposure or promotion better than that. The song is a moody jazz creation which highlights Charlotte OC’s exceptional, slightly haunting, vocal performances, similar to those from Stevie Nicks or Adele.

While many artists may quickly give up once released from their initial recording contract, Charlotte OC took some time off, found inspiration to write again and seems to have come out of the ordeal stronger and wiser. Her unique approach to music and heartfelt mid-tempo ballad are things that should not be ignored in 2014.