Full-lengthÂ albumÂ Waves And The Both Of UsÂ set for release on GeffenÂ RecordsÂ Spring â€˜08
Who knew murder and sedatives could make for such brisk, lovely music? Thereâ€™s something to be said for Charlotte Sometimesâ€™ uncanny ability to brighten lifeâ€™s darker corners on her much-anticipated, self-titled debut EP. A lush, infectious, and beat-ridden teaser that both soars and falls quietly at moments, this three-song exposÃ© on all things ephemeral culls from jazz, electro, and indie folk to create spellbinding songs that tug effortlessly at the heartstrings. Thatâ€™s not to say that Charlotte doesnâ€™t also know how to be playful; the EPâ€™s opening track, for one, turns male bravado on its head by reinterpreting the refrain of a Cypress Hill classic as her own personal breakup mantra: â€œHow I CouldÂ JustÂ Kill a Man.â€
A guitar-wielding, soul-bearing spark of a songstress with a soft spot for dance beats, Charlotte describes her music as a product of insomnia, airplanes, and bodies of water, not to mention countless hours of daydreaming to the mesmerizing sounds of Billie Holiday, the Everly Brothers, Jeff Buckley, and Fiona Apple, among others. With a name plucked from a childrenâ€™s novel, she tends toward whimsy, yet finds herself a woman obsessedâ€”with broken hearts and multiple personalities. If this sounds manic, Charlotte wouldnâ€™t disagree. The result is a small collection of beautiful, slightly crooked songsâ€”the musical equivalent of a bit of sun poking through the clouds.
1.Â How I Could Just Kill A Man
2.Â Sweet Valium High
3.Â Waves And The Both Of Us