Breaking Rad: Asbury Park’s Charlotte Sometimes Is Brilliant, Broke, Beautiful And Returning To The Saint

Chris Rotolo October 4, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features No Comments


Asbury Park songstress Charlotte Sometimes grew her profile last year when she appeared on Season 2 of The Voice, garnering the attention of her eventual coach, Country Music personality Blake Shelton, who was quoted as saying “She’s [Charlotte] is a true artist, and true artists have visions.”  Who would’ve thought one of those visions is of her life “as a straight to DVD movie.”  Allow her to better explain.

“I have a lot of emotions that find there way into my music,” she said of her songwriting process to this penman in a conversation earlier this year.  “My ife is a lot like a straight to DVD movie.  I have lots of experiences to draw from, and all of these weird things that have happened to me over time, and for some reason I find it easy to talk about them in my songs.  I think that’s what makes us human, that we all have stories to tell, and that we all want to be heard, or something romantic like that…I find it easier to tell my stories through music.”

Music enthused residents of Asbury Park will be able to hear some of those stories first hand on October 13th when Charlotte Sometimes returns home to perform live at The Saint with fellow Season 2 participant Lindsey Pavao, as well as the Sacramento-based Hero’s Last Mission, and local songsmith Josh Zuckerman.

Sometimes is currently in the midst of her Brilliant, Broke, and Beautiful Tour of the U.S., a title shared with one of the most alluring cuts from her 2013 EP Circus Head.  The record falls in line with this artist’s past works, not in theme, but in the revealing nature of its compositions…the only style of writing Sometimes knows.

“I wish I could be a little less revealing sometimes,” she expressed, “but this it just who I am.  I’ve always been an open book, and never know when to real it in.  It’s just something that naturally happens in my music because when I write it’s therapeutic. It’s to get emotions out of me and to make them live somewhere else.”

Stream Charlotte Sometimes’ Circus Head below and be sure to head out on the 13th to see her live at The Saint.  Tickets for the event can be purchased for $15 advance here.

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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in both Journalism/Professional Writing and Communication Studies. He's held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet’s Arts & Entertainment section as well as Consequence of Sound (

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