About Charlotte Sands
Charlotte Sands grew up in a creatively vibrant household in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Her father is a musician, and her mother was an aspiring actress who eventually became an English teacher before becoming a superintendent. “She was my elementary school principal! She always stood for something bigger than herself, and made people feel safe to be themselves,” Charlotte says.
Pop/rock artist Charlotte Sands always felt like a lone wolf outside of her loving family’s home. She was desperate to fit in during middle school and high school, but aimlessly floated around on the margins of social circles. She wasn’t into sports, she didn’t feel book smart, and she harbored insecurity about what people would think about her plan to forgo college and pursue music.
Yet, today the electric-blue-haired artist is seemingly a life raft for Gen Z-ers and beyond, who are plagued by these same feelings of angst, anxiety, and alienation. Through tireless hard work, self-reflection, and a winding journey that included stealing her mother’s car; missing a crucial flight; and taking a chance on social media, she channeled those haunting feelings of isolation into empowering art.
MTV called 2022 a “banner year” for Charlotte, and they were spot on. She played 103 shows, including national and international summer tours opening for big-name artists like YUNGBLUD, My Chemical Romance, in front of 32,000 people, and The Maine; a fall headlining tour across North America with many sold-out shows; and festival performances at Bonnaroo, Forecastle, Austin City Limits, South by Southwest, So What!, Boston Calling, and Riot Fest. Now, 2023 is almost booked up with a fleet of international dates.
Charlotte tugged at my heartstrings with, “Alright.” To have a memorable Pop ballad, you have to have an infectious melody, meaningful lyrics, and beautiful vocals. Charlotte has all three in this track. This is easily one of my favorites that I have reviewed since I started MOTR. Her vocals are incredible and will leave you wanting more. Breathtaking. Make sure to add this one to your playlists.
What did you think of the new track? Stay tuned to MusicOnTheRox.com for all your music news and reviews.
Jerrett Franklin grew up in a small town. He moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.