We have had the pleasure of knowing about Charlotte Eriksson, aka The Glass Child, for a while. Her unadulterated, pure music has been captivating fans since she was 18-years old. After releasing This Silence Now, the first of four EPs in the series, Ms. Eriksson took some of her precious time to chat with us. We are so happy to present to you, The Glass Child!
Lemonade Magazine: Hey Charlotte! Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us! Everyone is finally able to listen to This Silence Now and obviously we love it. Can you tell us a little bit about the inspiration for the EP?
Charlotte Eriksson: It always feels so good to have new music out in the world! This EP, This Silence Now, is very minimalistic and raw. I wanted to keep only the essentials in my music, which has always been my stories, my voice and an organic production to back it up. Those five songs all tell a story about some kind of emptiness, silence, or lack of something or someone. The title of the EP sets the tone pretty well.
LM: It is a beautiful EP. So we also are hearing that this is just the start. There is more new music including a full-length album coming. Could you tell us a bit more about these future releases?
CE: This EP is the first chapter of a bigger music project I’m doing this year. I’m going to release one EP every season that will all sound very different. These EPs will eventually lead up to my 4th full-length album 2018.
LM: We can’t wait to hear all of it. Being a multi-dimensional artists – a novelist, singer, songwriter – how do you have time to do all of these projects?
CE: It never feels forced or stressful, even though it might seem like I’m producing a lot! I’m always just doing and creating whatever I feel the urge to express or explore. Sometimes that is literature; sometimes it’s music. I dedicated my life to this at an early age and it’s all I’ve done since then. I just believe in it so much, it’s all I spend my days doing.
LM: Complete immersion. It really is the only way. Currently you are living in Germany, but you’ve spent time in London and your native home, Sweden. What do each of these places offer you as an artist?
CE: I’m a wandering person. I’ve always found my inspiration and freedom in new beginnings, starting over in new cities or countries, and I love exploring new places. London was the first city I moved to when I left my home at the age of 18 to pursue music. I spent a lot of time just wandering in England, sleeping on couches, playing wherever I was welcomed. Right now I’m spending some time in Germany, which is very different. I’m not sure where I’ll end up after this, wherever the music takes me!
LM: You started filming a “serious” Vlog, as you have put it on Twitter. What kind of fun stuff should we expect on your Vlog?
CE: I love creating videos and content, beside my “official” music and book releases, to let my supporters in on my process and daily life as an artist. I’m really just trying to figure this thing out myself. I’m learning how to be an artist and how to build a life I’m proud of. I’m intrigued by the thought of documenting my journey and hopefully inspiring someone else out there to do what they love too.
LM: That is a fun way to experience life. Speaking of Twitter, you have a wonderfully strong fan base and a great relationship with Twitter. What is it about Twitter that intrigues you?
CE: I love all social media really! I have a beautiful following on both Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram and I chat with everyone there daily. I built my following all through social media and it’s been crucial for me as an independent artist to spread the word about what I do.
LM: You also tweet a lot of inspirational quotes. What is one of your favorite quotes?
CE: Hmmm…this answer will be different every single day! Today I think it is: “Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticise others.” – Roy T. Bennett
LM: I can’t imagine that is all that difficult for you with all of your current projects! We are hoping that in support of your new EP and future releases you will be performing a lot. Do you have any plans for a European and North American tours?
CE: I don’t have any tours booked right now but I will definitely book a house concert tour in Europe later this year. I would absolutely love to get to tour North America one day! Maybe if everyone help me tell the world about what I do it will be possible one day!