Charlotte Jane releases a new single called “Down Days” off her upcoming EP Refuge.
The song was written prior to the pandemic but has taken on a whole new relevance following it. Lyrics such as “It’s okay to have down days” offer a powerful counterpoint to the current gloom.
Charlotte Jane directed the song’s accompanying video, which she filmed at her home and in the East Yorkshire countryside. Channeling the song’s vulnerabilities in a revealing visual, we watch her go through the motions of an ordinary day. But she can never quite shake the attention of an ominous figure—the monster under the bed—played by Jessica Beard.
“That lyric is something I’ve had to keep telling myself so often throughout the last year. It’s a reminder that everything is going to be alright, tomorrow is a new day, the clouds are temporary and better days are coming. I’ve experienced these dark, cloudy periods of time every so often since my teens. By directing and filming the music video at home myself, it gave me the chance to tell the story of what it’s like to live in my mind when I feel that way.”
Charlotte Jane has been steeped in music since childhood. She still lives in her hometown of Hull. Her earliest memory is seeing her grandparents—a touring soul duo—perform. And it wasn’t long before she was joining them on stage. Music was her passion and her gift for it was soon noticed.
After graduating from local open mic nights and gigging around the north-east, Jane started writing songs that were noticed by global hitmaker Toby Gad. (Beyoncé, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Fergie.) After a single meeting, Charlotte Jane was offered a publishing deal. That led to the release of her independently released debut EP ‘Nowhere To Hide’, which soon reached 12 million streams.
Jane was included on The Sun’s 21 Artists To Watch Out For In 2021. Lewis Capaldi saya that the 22-year-old is tipped as becoming “one of the biggest fucking things in the world.”