Artist: Charlotte OC
Song: Better off on My Own
Based: Blackburn, England
Stands out: Everything
If you like: Fleetwood Mac, Adele
Our favourite things about this song were pretty much all the things… The incredibly catchy writing, the melodies, the raspy vocal, the retro production. This song gives us vibes from all over the genres, Banks, Fleetwood Mac, Mark Ronson.
Charlotte wrote the song with her frequent collaborator Fred Abbott (formally of Noah & The Whale) after a random encounter in a bathroom at a gig recently.
“I was having a heart to heart with my friend in the toilet about my love life. As I finished the conversation, a woman came out the cubical and told she had overheard everything” she explains, “The woman said to me “stop trying to have ownership over somebody…you crave freedom so take it”. She was right, I needed to be on my own. It was the first time I had considered it, and this song was crucial for me to write. It’s the most honest song I’ve ever written”
‘Better off on My Own’ is an absolutely incredible track by an incredible woman.