INTERVIEW: The Glass Child

The Glass Child is Charlotte Eriksson–an artist, author, songwriter and founder of the artist collective, Broken Glass Records. Born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden, Eriksson left home for London on her own at age 18, and in 2011, released a self-titled EP under the moniker The Glass Child.  Following this, Eriksson’s independently released single, “I Will Lead You Home,” successfully reached #2 on the Swedish iTunes-chart and garnered the attention of major radio stations across Europe including BBC6 (UK), Sveriges Radio (Sweden) and 3FM (Netherlands).

Eriksson has since released seven EPs, three full-length albums and four books of prose and poetry, including her latest release, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself, in which Eriksson shares her growth and collections of memories spanning from her vagabonding ways, her artistry, her search for a home and mental health, to travel essays on love and loss in the hope that her readers would find a connection and comfort in her words.

Most recently, The Glass Child released a single “Alone With You”, from her upcoming album, due out later this year. Stream HERE.

Hi Charlotte, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thank you, I’m great!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Alone With You”?

The song is about wanting to move on and let go at the same time, being stuck in an “in between” place where you just want time to stop time for a little bit.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I would say the song is a reflection of my past relationship.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

I just released a stripped live session of it that I filmed in Berlin. Hopefully I’ll be able to make a music video at some point too!

How was the recording and writing process?

I wrote and produced it myself in my little home studio, and it was the song that made me decide to  make another album.

With Swedish roots and ties to both the UK and Germany, do you tend to appeal to an international audience?

I’ve spent the last ten years living in different places in Europe, and having built my platform online my audience is definitely global.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

Yes! Alone With You is the second single I’m releasing from my forthcoming album. It will hopefully be out later this year.

Any plans to hit the road?

I  hope so! I’m always taking house concert requests around Europe and will go on a long house concert tour this summer.

What else is happening next in The Glass Child’s world?

I’m currently in LA filming a music video for the next single!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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