One listen to Charlotte Rossé’s music and it’s clear you’re experiencing a major talent. Operatically trained, Charlotte’s dramatic, grandstanding voice is a lightning rod of power and control. Praised for her aptitude even by her idol, the great Dame Shirley Bassey herself: “Dear Charlotte, I am in awe of your voice, it is so powerful”.
Gifted with such a voice, Charlotte could be forgiven for coasting in her songs, to let the vocals do the work. Instead, in songs as honest and compelling as Pray To You and her towering single Raise A Toast, Charlotte tells stories worthy of her vocals. Pop music is rarely treated to someone singing – really singing – their songs with so much conviction.
It’s not just Charlotte’s music which is full of drama. Her life story is remarkable too. Discovered at eight when she won a national choral singing contest in her native Poland, Charlotte went on to study opera at Academy Of Music In Lodz, soon after seeing her first opera aged 17. But, mentally abused by her teacher, Charlotte fled to London, working as a receptionist and enduring the traumas of many young women struggling in the capital, while realising that contemporary music is where her real passion lies.
Charlotte’s life is only one breakthrough song away from being a fairytale, with all the dark moments they involve. That’s reflected in her music, as unique as you’d hope from someone who has chosen to tell her story via pop rather than choosing a career of an operatic prima donna, as fate seemingly had decreed.
Charlotte’s music shares the qualities of profound lyrics delivered by dramatic, powerful and soulful vocals. That’s a rare combination in pop right now and she’s here to raise the bar.
In 2019, Charlotte debuted her single “Pray to You” at the Warsaw Fashion Show, with her performance receiving high praise from outlets including Vogue Poland, Elle Poland, Le Future Wave, and Gala Poland. “Raise a Toast”, Charlotte’s latest original single, explores the complex emotions associated with the self perpetuating cycle of loneliness. Her self-directed and self-released music video was highly acclaimed by such magazines as Wonderland and Notion, and reached over 89 thousand views on YouTube.
Currently Charlotte is writing material for her first album and creating with musicians in Italy and the UK.