Harvest Records signee Charlotte OC will release her debut album, Careless People, on March 31. Those who pre-order will receive instant downloads of “Blackout,” “Darkest Hour,” and her new track “Medicine Man.”
The U.K. artist recorded the album at Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Sound with producer/former Ima Robot member Tim Anderson (Solange, Youngblood Hawke, Halsey).
“The album is a collection of songs that tells the story of how other people’s recklessness and careless behavior can hurt and affect others. It’s also about me being careless and moments where I probably should have cared less while finding out what I actually cared about,” Says Charlotte O.C.
Charlotte will perform the album’s lead single, “Darkest Hour,” when she makes her television debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers on February 15th. The track, which already has more than 850,000 streams, is one of 10 originals on Careless People.
Throughout Careless People, Charlotte matches the stormy intensity of her music with fearlessly intimate lyrics. With its title taken from a passage in The Great Gatsby (“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy-they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness”), the album closely explores her own fascination with careless behavior.
“I wrote a lot about family problems, things I grew up with that have stayed with me through my life-but also about falling in love for the first time and everything that comes with that,” she says. The stark, darkly romantic album was inspired by her homeland. “Northern England is quite gloomy and industrial, but there’s also all this folklore about the North that’s got a lot to do with witches,” explains Charlotte. “Making this album, I wanted to mix the real and surreal in that way, to be as honest as possible but also bring out the mystical side of where I’m from.”
Careless People follows her acclaimed breakout EP, Colour My Heart.
Careless People – Track Listing
2. Darkest Hour
3. Medicine Man
7. Running Back To You
9. I Want Your Love
10. Where It Stays
11. In Paris