It’s been a busy year for electric blue-haired pop singer-songwriter Charlotte Sands.
In what MTV called a “banner year,” Sands has played 100+ shows as a headliner with artists like YUNGBLUD and My Chemical Romance throughout 2022. She has also made numerous festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and SXSW, among others.
The Nashville-based alt-pop rocker has been grinding out modern day bangers since she left home at 18. Now 25, Sands has already drawn a loyal fanbase that swells with each new release, the latest being her anthemic new single, “Alright.”
Sands’ personal mission is to “create a safe space for people to feel accepted and celebrated for their weirdness and diversity.” Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, and Grace Potter among others, the fiery songstress showcases her natural love of storytelling with a pop-punk sound influenced by bands like All Time Low and Taking Back Sunday.
Her latest single, “Alright,” – which dropped today January 25th – offers a vulnerable look into the artist’s own experience with fear, self-doubt, and perseverance.
Lyrics like “My monsters live in the mirror / So I stare them straight in the face,” perfectly capture Sands’ fortitude and willingness to quite literally look herself in the mirror and overcome personal demons. Her captivating, ethereal vocals pair effortlessly with upbeat instrumentals that take over the room. She spills feelings of guilt and insecurity into an ultimately hopeful anthem for those of us who could use a little less worry and a little more trust in the process.
Sands’ music breaks down biases and stigmas often associated with pop. “My songs are my feelings written down. Often, they’re fun songs you can jump around to that also have depth when you allow yourself to connect to them,” she shares.
Dubbed “the queen of the Alternative Rock scene” by Clout, Sands is preparing for her own 100+ date international tour in 2023. It’s safe to say that this catchy new single is the first of many powerful anthems to come in 2023.