“A diamond in the rough. A force to be reckoned with. Her multitude of accomplishments signifies she is cultivating her own identity through her angelic vocals, adept songwriting and relentless determination.“
Charlotte Jane is back, preceding her recent live cover of Heartbreak Anniversary, comes the highly anticipated summer single from the Sony signed artist, ‘Loving the Light’.
The 23 year old singer-songwriter from Hull takes her famed adoration of soul, and impresses her own stamp on what is undeniably a polished and captivatingly beautiful pop tune.
The track is introduced through atmospheric percussion and escapist,synth-infused production, that blends seamlessly with the toned and developed, yet emotional, ethereal vocals of Charlotte Jane. Oh how we’ve missed you.
A slight mood shift from her previous single ‘Down Days’, ‘Loving the Light’ is upbeat and airy, euphoric and rhythmic. Renowned for exploring vulnerable themes and heartfelt lyrics, Charlotte always has an eye for embracing the catchiness of pop music, whilst maintaining a high level of maturity in her lyrical storytelling that is usually seen from some of the most seasoned artists around.
It’s an audible feeling of gratitude for the simple things in life, echoed by melodious, up-beat vocals, and perpetuated by a bass-heavy, rhythmic instrumental – deserving of your full attention (and best pair of headphones)
As the track progresses, Charlotte showcases her abilities to harmonise with effortlessly embellished melodies. In the chorus, Charlotte references the little things she loves and appreciates in life, such as:
“I’m loving the light, the simple things, the way you hold my hand, the birds, the trees’
‘Ain’t gonna talk about tomorrow, because we got right now’. – Embedded within the songwriting serves a lesson to us all the importance of being grateful, to be present in this moment, and the ability to love. Charlotte Jane is undoubtedly a bright spark in a dark world.
With catchy and coherent production from the first note to the last, the bouncy background riffs and synths match the vibrancy of this single. You’d expect nothing less from Charlotte, as she works alongside producers “Downtown” Trevor Brown and Zaire Koalo, as well as life-long friend and guitarist Joe Arksey, treating us to a middle 8 guitar solo rich in riffs and runs that is heard from only the most experienced of players.
Charlotte is no stranger to penning absolute tunes, and this is no different. With spots at both TRNSMT and the Isle Of Wight Festival in the coming weeks, alongside previous plays on Sir Elton John’s Apple Music Show, BBC Radio 1 and 2, Charlotte Jane continues to light up the way with each appearance and release.
A diamond in the rough. A force to be reckoned with. Her multitude of accomplishments signifies she is cultivating her own identity through her angelic vocals, adept songwriting and relentless determination. This is only the start of what will be an unquestionably illustrious career for Charlotte Jane.
Words: Harry Roberts