If you thought you’d heard the last of Charlotte Church: Singer, think again. After lying low – despite the usual tabloid intrusions into her life – Charlotte’s preparing to return to the pop charts. But unlike 2005’s Tissues and Issues album, which coincided with her wild child days and saw her attempting to storm the charts, Charlotte’s new sound is surprisingly mature.
In the video below, the Welsh singer talks about going to Nashville and immersing herself in the music over there. She talks briefly about the creative process and looking for a sound that would be different and would compliment her classical voice.
Gone is the smutty, innuendo-laden persona that used to present a chat show on Channel 4. Oh, I’m sure it’s there somewhere, but she’s putting across such a dignified, focused image in this video that I can’t help but warm to her. And the song that she previews, Snow, is a delicate acoustic ballad, complimented by a subtle string accompaniment.
What I like about it is that it’s a showcase for Charlotte’s voice, a refreshing change in direction that doesn’t lean on the latest musical trends. It’ll never in a million years attract the same audience that bought Crazy Chick, but I’m guessing that’s the plan.
Here’s the video – tell me what you think in the comments section: