It’s difficult to not notice Charlotte Sands, and it isn’t just because of her electric blue hair. You can find her name on multiple festival lineups this summer, including South By Southwest, Hangout Fest, Slam Dunk, and more. If you aren’t a festival follower, you may have seen her name featured on songs with bands including The Maine, Underoath, or Sleeping With Sirens. Even without all of those accolades, you would still notice if a Charlotte Sands song was playing, and her new single, “Six Feet Under”, released March 15, is no different. A song that builds in progression as it leads to a chorus that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day, her impressive vocal range and storytelling lyrics will leave you wanting to listen again and again. Released less than one month after announcing a partnership with Better Help, “Six Feet Under” is a song that speaks to the subject of mental health.
“‘Six Feet Under’ is a song about having the impulse to sabotage your own life whenever it feels comfortable and the addictiveness of having highs and lows instead of balance and stability,” said Charlotte. “It’s for anyone that finds themself having self-destructive tendencies and constantly struggles with embracing solidity. I hope you love this song and I hope it brings you some kind of peace knowing you are not the only person who feels more at ease when surrounded by chaos.”
Sands is known for her upbeat melodies with unabashedly honest, self-reflective lyrics, and “Six Feet Under” is no different. With lines like I’m an optimist but the pessimist wins sometimes or am I getting better or just better at pretending, most listeners will be able to relate to at least one lyric from the song. If this is your first time hearing about Charlotte Sands, get used to seeing her name everywhere. This year, in addition to her upcoming festival run, she opened for PVRIS’ European tour, she will be writing and releasing more music, and touring. Charlotte Sands is a great listen for fans of Paramore, Olivia Rodrigo, and renforshort. “Six Feet Under” can be streamed now on Spotify and your other favorite streaming platforms.