In her press photo, LA-raised singer-songwriter Charlotte Lawrence is looking rather green all over. I wonder why she chose to be lit up top-to-toe in this colour? And I wonder about the significance of doing so? The colour green is purported to represent many things. Greed. Jealousy. Freshness. Nature. Is soothing and relaxing on the eye. I have a theory. I think Charlotte might be subliminally encouraging, us to find the strength to cope with adversity. Green also represents the colour of hope, the anticipation of things to come. Whether I am on the right track with my guesswork or not, the scenario does link in with regards to her newest offering, “Talk You Down.”

“Everyone deals with their emotions in different ways, and we’ve all been dealing with so many different types of emotions in the last year,” says Charlotte. “I wanted to be a part of a song about anxiety and how I deal with it. Talking with someone about how you feel is a perfect way to get through any emotional experience.”

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This track is greatly pop-centric. Has a warm, endearing quality and is softly melodic and gently soothing. The calm you’d wish to feel when the world around you is rocked in turmoil. Charlotte exudes vulnerability in her vocal. It is this which casts a spellbinding, glow above the frankly spoken lyrics. The sentiments cut much deeper than the sweetly arranged topline and melody that seeps from the twinkly soundtrack. Charlotte Lawrence is doing, pop differently. Her soul-searching gives her songs their power. With “Talk You Down” she has just elbowed her way to the front of 2021’s queue of ladies in pop to watch.

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