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Graham Clark
Features Writer
@Maxximum23Clark
7:37 PM 15th December 2020
arts

Interview With Charlotte Jane

Charlotte Jane’s debut EP ‘Nowhere To Hide’ established her as one of the UK’s brightest new voices. Quietly amassing millions of streams, it set her on the path to sell-out headline shows in London and hometown Hull, performing at Reading and Leeds and with the likes of Jess Glynne, Dennis Lloyd, Tom Odell and Lewis Capaldi, who believes Charlotte Jane is shaping up to be “one of the biggest things in the world.”

Her brand new single ‘Get It Right’ lived up to such high praise when it was released featuring on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Apple’s New in Pop in 19 Countries and Deezer’s Sofa Pop.

I spoke to Charlotte about the new single and her time in Hull and Manchester.

You are originally from Hull, do you still live there?
I did up until the first lockdown then I moved over to Manchester as my boyfriend lives there.

Who were your influences growing up?
I listened to all types of music, I really had a good musical education. My Grandparents listened to the old soul artists such as Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin and that had a big impression on me.

Where was the video for the new single filmed?
The indoor shots were filmed at Salford Lads Club, which was made famous by The Smiths. In fact in there you will find a whole room dedicated to The Smiths. The rest of the video was filmed around Trafford in Manchester, some of the scenes might look like Hull but it’s not Hull.

What was the lockdown like for you?
I did the first two months in Hull before moving over to Manchester as my sister was on the Shielding list. It was a weird experience for all of us as I always had something to do, then nothing.

Have you any shows planned for 2021?
I have some Forrest shows planned supporting Rag ‘n’ Bone man but I do not want to announce any shows of my own until the vaccine has been fully rolled out, as I do not want to have to cancel them as it’s not easy financially easy for anyone.

You have toured with quite a few artists, does anyone stand out?
Touring with Lewis Capaldi was great as he is so lovely and funny and he always wants to help out new artists. I got to play in front of huge audiences so I cannot thank him enough.
I got to tour in Europe with Mika, he was a big influence on me growing up. I used to listen to his album Life in Cartoon Motion. My family used to come to the shows that I supported Mika on. He plays arenas in Italy and France because he is still huge over there.