Charlotte Rosse kicks off with a new stunning debut single ‘Raise A Toast’ taken from her forthcoming EP.
The new debut single ‘Raise A Toast’ is a perfect introduction to Charlotte’s emotional world, with classical music influences crafted into the perfect pop power-ballad, tied together with her incredible vocals.
Charlotte says about the song, “an anthem for loneliness.” She reveals: “I led a very lonely life when I first moved to London. I was working full-time as a receptionist while studying songwriting at university and I found myself starting to get heartless. I could only count on myself, and I was becoming calculating, including with my heart. I thought I’d always be alone and that I wouldn’t want to commit to a relationship.”
The new single was co-wrote by Charlotte with Arrow Benjamin (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), and also directed the video, which shows off the wicked humour lurking beneath her poker face as she messes around with cake and champagne in a pink wig. “I think the video shows my personality,” says Charlotte. “The lyrics of the song are dark, but the video is a good contrast, as you can see my joyful side.”
Charlotte’s dramatic, grandstanding voice is a lightning rod of power and control. Here is a singer in the tradition of Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand, and the other great voices who can tell an equally good story.
Charlotte’s life is only one breakthrough song away from being a fairytale, with all the dark moments they involve. This is reflected in her music, as unique as you’d hope from someone who has chosen to tell her story via pop rather than get caught up being an operatic prima donna, as fate seemingly had decreed.
She was discovered at the age of eight, winning a national choral singing contest in her native Poland, and going on to study opera at the Academy of Music in Lodz. Suffering from mental abuse from her teacher, she fled to London and worked as a receptionist while enduring many of the traumas the city can present to a young woman, she realised that contemporary music is where her real passion lies.