The artist I choose for this week is: Charlotte Martin.
I discovered Charlotte Martin through Last.fm about 5 months ago. I was browsing my recommendations and she was there, on the top of the list. Seeing as I was looking for new music, I listened to a few of her songs and I was taken away by her powerful voice and honest, beautiful lyrics. In just a few days, I managed to get a hold of most of her songs. Some of them I listened to just once and didn’t seem to like so much, but a few of them were actually extremely addictive. A few weeks passed and I realised even the songs I didn’t like so much had started to grow on me. It took me a while to realise that in such a small period of time, she’d actually become one of my top 10 artists.
What I like about Charlotte is that her music is beautifully unique. I’ve never felt like her music was familiar to my ears or that it was unoriginal. You can tell by the way she sings that the words are coming straight from her heart, uncensored and unfiltered. I also love the fact that she writes all her songs, which makes them special and undeniably deep.
My favourite songs of hers are “On Your Shore”, “Sweet Things (featuring DJ Tïesto)”, “Veins”, and “The Dance”. And I love what she writes so much that I will share my favourite lyrics! Here are a couple of them;
“Now I’m held hostage in my head
With every word you said
God, all those lessons in my past
I spit them out so fast
I see myself with you, I act so small
I see myself with you, I always crawl
So someone leave a raft for me
The water’s getting deep”
From “On Your Shore” on her album, well… “On Your Shore”!
“You can’t judge the love by the lover
The sky by its thunder
The road with no sign
You can’t make the snow fall in summer
Or make him not want her
And not leave you behind
Maybe he’ll stay in touch years down the road
And hope that he’s still on your mind”
From “Beautiful Life” on “On Your Shore”.
Here is some information about her from Wikipedia for you nosy ones!
Martin grew up in Charleston, Illinois. She won the Miss Illinois Teen USA 1994 title on June 26, 1994 and went on to represent in the Miss Teen USA pageant broadcast live from Biloxi, Mississippi on August 16. Martin graduated from Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance, majoring in opera. In 1999, Charlotte moved to Los Angeles.
- Mystery, Magic & Seeds (1998)
- One Girl Army (2001)
- On Your Shore (2004)
- Stromata (2006)
- Reproductions (2007)
|2004||“Every Time It Rains”|
|2007||“Keep Me in Your Pocket”|
|2007||“Christmas Is Near”|
- One Girl Army (EP version, contained several songs from the full album.)
- Test-Drive Songs (2002)
- In Parentheses (2003)
- Darkest Hour (2005)
- Veins (2005)
- Stromata (EP version) (2006)
- Rarities 1-5 (2006-2009)
- Orphans (2008)
And here’s the best part; the HD videos!