If 2023 has been great to Charlotte Sands (and it has: winning the Heavy Music Award for Best Breakthrough Album, powering into arenas across the UK and Europe as special guest to 5 Seconds of Summer, and writing and recording her debut album), 2024 looks set to be bigger still. That eagerly anticipated album, can we start over?, will finally be unleashed on January 24th and the following months will see Charlotte taking those songs to the world at large, including her first set at the UK’s renowned Download festival. In the meantime, this year brings one final highlight for Charlotte as she shares the new single pity. Listen HERE.
The most vitriolic of Charlotte’s recent singles, pity plays out raw, punchy and direct – a barbed wire guitar riff snaking around her searing, full-throttle vocal attack as the track’s sonic dynamics leap from threatening verses to a visceral shout along hook. As with the best of Charlotte’s discography, pity channels vulnerable emotions into a blood-letting, cathartic release in a way that will connect with her ever-growing following.
Charlotte says, “pity is a song about meeting ‘the perfect person’ and wishing you could be more like them. It’s about the feeling of jealousy and comparing yourself but also about the experience of being captivated by someone else’s existence. Making this song was such a fun experience, I wanted the production to feel like a high energy show opener while the melody stayed simple and repetitive so everyone could scream the words together when we finally get to perform it live.”
The Leeds date will be held on June 18th 2024.