Monday 24 August 2020

TRACK OF THE DAY : The Glass Child - Letting You Go

Letting You Go is the new single from The Glass Child (aka Charlotte Eriksson)'s forthcoming album. It's an emotional track that deals with the difficulties of letting someone go when a relationship is over even though you know there's no way back and it's the right thing to do. It's delivered with a raw heartfelt vocal that feels like it is reliving every word and which, by doing so, accentuates the meaning of the words being sung.

The album will be the follow-up to her 2016 Under Northern Skies - and may include recent singles Feeling Everything Holding On To Nothing, Alone With You, Long Ago and If You Go Now. Self-managed, Charlotte describes herself as "songwriter, author, dreamer, warrior" and alongside three albums has also published four books of poetry and prose.

Charlotte describes her mission as "to seek those who need to hear those words and melodies and stories, and if I can touch one soul out there and make them feel like they belong, then I will be happy. I wanted to turn my life into my art. My very existence into a poem. This is my story: it might not always be easy, but it will always be beautiful"

The lyrical content of Letting You Go makes more sense in that context - they're incredibly personal words that tell a story starting with the moment of break-up and then moving through the range of emotions someone feels from shock through denial to acceptance and moving on.

Her love of literature and the way it inspires her becomes clear when she references Paolo Coelho's The Zahir - "My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing beauty of life once more. It's happened before, it will happen again, I'm sure. When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive - I'll find love again" - as the song expresses in her own words those very sentiments.

The Glass Child's official website can be found here. She is also on Facebook and Twitter. Her Patreon can be found here.


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