Watch List: Charlotte OC - Colour My Heart (Live)
The smoldering intensity of 23-year-old U.K. singer Charlotte OC (Charlotte O'Connor) is evident as she gives an emotionally honest and rawly confessional live rendition of her song 'Colour My Heart', her captivating, hauntingly soulful voice moving between fragile whispers and soaring exclamations over a subdued piano and insistently pulsing beat as she defiantly resolves to overcome deceit, 'I'll make it through, no more tears for you'.
Growing up surrounded by her parents musical tastes, O'Connor was imbued with an appreciation for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Marvin Gaye, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, and, following the realization she wanted to be a singer, she secured a deal with Columbia Records as a teenager. When the deal fell through and the album she made remained unreleased, she took some time out from music to regroup and find her identity as an artist. Returning musically in 2013 with her distictively bold vocals and sensually spare piano-and-synth soundscapes, she quickly gained recognition from tastemakers such as Complex, Spin and Elle magazine for her Tim Anderson produced 'Colour My Heart' EP.