9:30 presents at U Street Music Hall: Navy Blue Tour
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is all ages
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Atlantic Records / Gold Tooth artist Charlotte Lawrence is a pop singer with a dark edge. She has already racked up millions of streams with breakout songs “Just The Same” and “Sleep Talking”, two viral hits which perfectly capture her trojan horse approach to music as she packs in deeply personal lyrics through irresistible melodies and festival-headlining choruses. Lawrence has garnered critical praise, appearing on the cover of V Magazine and i-D lauding her “knack for smashing deeply personal lyrics into frustratingly catchy choruses.”
Documenting the teenage experience from the frontline is what Charlotte does best and she puts lyrics above all else when it comes to writing. "I'm not fake with it,” she says citing Bon Iver, Mazzy Star, and Stevie Nicks as inspirations. Charlotte grew up listening to rock music such as the Beatles, the Killers, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In early 2016, Charlotte was given the chance of a lifetime to perform at the Hollywood Bowl with The Dixie Chicks. “I was like, 'Excuse me? What the fuck?' I was shaking beforehand but once I started singing I had so much fun. It made me realize that that's who I am as a person. I'm a performer," Charlotte says. She later proved her live skills in March 2018 when she experienced another life-altering performance on stage with EDM superstar Kaskade. "It was surreal," she says of closing his set at Miami's Ultra Music Festival in front of 70,000 people with their song "Cold as Stone." "I've never felt so high in my entire life."
Charlotte has spent the past few years writing and recording while finding her musical voice. What has emerged is a love of melody twinned with a darker aesthetic. "I write easier about sad emotions," she says. "I think it's so cool to have an upbeat song with dark lyrics. If you tap into an emotion then you can write a whole story. No matter what you're going through it's important to take risks with music. I never want to play it safe.” Her most recent single “Why Do You Love Me” showcases the reward of her musical risks. Usually making music more left of pop, this single explores a new sound incorporating rock and alternative music within pop.
Lawrence is also fresh off an incredible tour. In the United States, she sold out major markets in New York and Los Angeles, while she sold out Amsterdam, Cologne, and Manchester during her European leg.