Blackburn singing sensation Charlotte O’Connor back home writing new album

This Is Lancashire: SONG GIRL Busy writing, that’s Charlotte O’Connor SONG GIRL Busy writing, that’s Charlotte O’Connor

A BLACKBURN singing sensation is taking time out from her busy gig diary to focus on writing a new album.

Charlotte O’Connor, who lives in Meins Road, is back home after a tour last year and is composing material for a new EP.

She has been writing songs with Toby Faulkener, the brother of Brit Award-winning Newton Faulkener, and working in the recording studio with producer Dan Dare, who has worked with artists like Drake and Marina and the Diamonds.

Charlotte said: “It has been really productive and I am just getting my head stuck down and writing.

“I have got a really good feeling about this EP.”

Charlotte said that a break-up with a boyfriend had been the inspiration for five of her new songs, which will feature on the record.

She said: “I have just gone through a massive break-up. He was my first real boyfriend and instead of ringing my friends, I sat in my room and wrote — it was a way of getting it all out.

“The songs aren’t depressing though, they are quite funny — I have even written a song called ‘I Hate You’.

“It was like therapy, I went to bed easy after I had written them.”

Charlotte, now 21, said that the songs on this album felt more grown-up than her first record because of her experiences.

Charlotte had been performing all over the world, with a gig in China last month for the launch of a new car, but the former Westholme School pupil, who attended with X Factor star Diana Vickers, said it was nice to be back in Lancashire.

She said: “It is so nice to be performing locally. A lot of what I do is connecting with the audience. After I have done a gig, it is nice to talk to them and explain what my songs are about and have a giggle.”

Charlotte is signed to Sony Records and is represented by Sam Bush, son of the legendary music promoter Mel Bush, who is credited with discovering megastar David Bowie.

Charlotte has also performed with world-famous musicians like Dizzee Rascal, Ed Sheeran and the Ting Tings.

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9:04pm Thu 19 Apr 12

Hena says...

'Blackburn singing sensation'....over the top reporting again...
Charlotte who?
'Blackburn singing sensation'....over the top reporting again... Charlotte who? Hena

9:05pm Thu 19 Apr 12

Carl_24 says...

Good on ya, your a heck of a lot better then that Diana Vickers.
Your doing your Uncle Ricky proud. :)
Good on ya, your a heck of a lot better then that Diana Vickers. Your doing your Uncle Ricky proud. :) Carl_24

9:22pm Thu 19 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

She's actually quite good, a bit too self indulgent with the vocal acrobatics culminating in it sounding way over the top. Less is more girl, but very talented indeed, good luck.
She's actually quite good, a bit too self indulgent with the vocal acrobatics culminating in it sounding way over the top. Less is more girl, but very talented indeed, good luck. Keep Darwen Green

11:55pm Thu 19 Apr 12

Cha'mone MF says...

Check out those pearly whites.

Bang tidy!
Check out those pearly whites. Bang tidy! Cha'mone MF

4:42am Fri 20 Apr 12

Alf Hart says...

never heard of you....
never heard of you.... Alf Hart

9:38am Fri 20 Apr 12

burner says...

. . . Alf who?
. . . Alf who? burner

4:11pm Sun 22 Apr 12

sen c bl says...

Alf, you know Alfy.

Still no, well let me tell you. Midget alien from 1980's sitcom Alfy. Get it. Well he's back.

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Alf, you know Alfy. Still no, well let me tell you. Midget alien from 1980's sitcom Alfy. Get it. Well he's back. Yeeeeeeessssssssssss sen c bl

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