“Very few artists are as free-spirited and fun as Charlotte Sometimes.” (Truth or Sarah) And this is evidenced on the former The Voice finalist’s fifth release, By Request. The follow up to 2012’s Circus Head, Charlotte turned to her fans and friends for inspiration on this new endeavor. Through an interactive social media campaign, Charlotte let her audience select songs to be re-imagined in intimate versions for this acoustic EP, which was recorded live in one day at NYC’s Cutting Room Studios. By Request also features one new song, the first single, “Magic.” “Charlotte’s well written, heartfelt songs tug at you and let you see into her life and struggles.” (One Bostonian)
“She’s a true artist, and true artists have visions,” says her coach on The Voice, country superstar Blake Shelton. Indeed, the new renditions of some of Charlotte’s most popular originals (and a cover of “Pumped Up Kicks,”) showcase her “unique sound and edgy lyrics.” (North Brunswick Sentinel / Greater Media Newspapers) By Request strips down the arrangements, putting the spotlight on Charlotte’s thoughtfully sincere lyrics and distinct vocal stylings. “The moment she starts singing, you remember her slinky voice and why all four judges turned around during her audition [for The Voice.]” (Rolling Stone)
By Request will be available 3/4/14.
The first single, “Magic,” is positively enchanting.