Songwriter • Author • Wanderer • Charlotte Eriksson ✦ NEW MUSIC OUT NOW ✦👇 || from Sweden, now Berlin
Songwriter • Author • Wanderer • Charlotte Eriksson ✦ NEW MUSIC OUT NOW ✦👇 || from Sweden, now Berlin
Love does the job. travelling too. writing does it. music. Also art, whisky, dark-coloured flowers and watching the landscape change in October. Driving on a small road somewhere in Italy with a beautiful boy and I don’t want to be anywhere else in the whole wide world than right there, with him, that very car, smiling. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I close my eyes for one second and the moment is gone. I’m back to getting high on empty roads somewhere in Sweden and I’m the loneliest girl in the whole damn world and I just want all things beautiful. I just want the music, the literature, the art and the moments of driving in a car with a beautiful boy in Italy. but here, alone, I have no cares in the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have no cares in the world. I just want it all to be beautiful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ // Charlotte Eriksson, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself 🌿 Available on Amazon or in my store, link in bio! ♡
Pretty days in a pretty place 💛
"In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
Took me 15min to find a thumbnail where we both had our eyes open lol 🍷
A song to keep you company ☕️ Watch the full video on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheGlassChild ✦ Link in bio ♡ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our Sunday evening live stream tonight will be a very special live stream because I’m brining on my talented friend @anguspowellmusic ! A conversation between two artist friends about life, music, hope and resilience. 7.30pm UK tine, 8.30pm Germany time, 11am LA time ✌️
But I know there comes a time in every tragedy, in every grief in every one’s life when you wake up one morning and you don’t feel as heavy. There will come a day when you wake up after actually being able to sleep for once and you will notice the sun again. The rain stopped and left the air clean and pure, and you notice how the winter disappeared somewhere on the way and it’s spring again. You will open the window, let the air into your hidden room, and it will not be as a hard to breathe anymore, not as hard to stand up, not as hard to simply be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There comes a time for healing no matter how broken you are right now; no matter how heavy your heart is right now. There comes a time when you will be able to go outside and let the sun shine on your face and let the wind touch your hair and you will not be tired by just simply being awake. There comes a time when you will be happy to be alive again and that day you will appreciate your own being because now you know the other side. Now you know the opposite. Now you know what it’s like to not be sure if you really are, who you really are, if you simply are, anymore. And that day will be the beginning of everything. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ // from my book “Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps” ☽ Available on Amazon ✦ www.CharlotteEriksson.com
“The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” – Charles Palanhuik
I woke up sweating because I dreamt my face was on a big billboard. somewhere important promoting something I created and it was awful and greedy and sold really really well and i knew it was a dream because i saw the billboard from the seat of my car, driving, somewhere else, and i don’t drive in real life so i knew it was a dream but also because i was on a billboard and because i didn’t like it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ i forget about everyone I swore I’d never forget and keep thinking about people I want nothing more than to not remember anymore ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ for a while when i was younger i had this breathing tic where i thought i didn’t get enough air in a normal breath so i kind of forced myself to keep going with the inhale like i was gasping for air. my teacher thought i had asthma and sent me to the doctor but no, i said, i just need to breathe in a bit more than everyone else. nothing strange at all. lately i’ve felt the same feeling of not getting enough air, like my lungs are not big enough. so i inhale inhale inhale until my lungs are about to explode and it still feels like i’m not getting enough air so i breathe until i get dizzy and have to lie down. i know it’s just a tic but i also think my mind has some sort of asthma but i’m not sure how to treat it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ i am so happy not being in love. i don’t think i ever want to be in love again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❍ www.CharlotteEriksson.com ❍
Sweet friends, I recorded a stripped piano version of my new single ‘if you go now’ and it’s out everywhere today (swipe for a little preview ) 🌹 Find it on Spotify, Apple Music, youtube or wherever you like listening to music. Our weekly Sunday live stream will be an hour of songs and poetry, straight from my little studio apartment in Berlin. Write what songs you want to hear in the comments and maybe I’ll sing it with a dedication to youuu 🍷🕯️
This weekend I’m giving you 20% off when you order two of anything in my store: one for you and one for a friend, because there’s nothing better than unexpected little gifts from someone, to simply tell you that you matter ♡ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✦ Just use the code: FRIENDBUNDLE at check-out ✦ www.TheGlassChild.bigcartel.com 🌺 link in bio!
LA sunsets 🧡 can’t wait to go back.
Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I found myself sitting lonely on the floor in a quiet room and realised that all these voices in my head, screaming ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and ‘do not rest,’ are not my own. Sometimes you run and work and laugh and fight, for the chase, maybe, or for the simple reason that out there in the crowd, around the people, you can drown out the heaviness and make sure there is no time left to doubt and so you just go go go! But then you find yourself sitting lonely on the floor in a quiet room, and all these voices you’ve lived with for so long around the people are gone, and you’re left with only you and your own and there is nowhere to run or hide. You’ve got to face the truth. Your own truth. Your own voice. Which is quiet, calm, scared even, because it hasn’t gotten the chance to speak up lately, for it was drowned out by all the other voices saying ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and ‘do not rest’ but now there are no more masks. No more walls. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room and just listen. Listen to your own voice without trying to change it, please it, lead it—just listen. It is easy to know who you are when you’re inventing a character; it is harder to find out who you are without inventing it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ // from my book “You’re Doing Just Fine” ♡ Link in bio ✦ www.CharlotteEriksson.com
They say ‘you should smile more’. Darling show you your eyes more ♡
No rain no flowers ☔️ 🌸
Your Friday morning reminder that you’re the ruler of your own empire and you make the decision to only surround yourself with inspiring people who make you feel good about yourself because you work really hard to make something great of your life and you deserve the best.
Because everything is prettier with some candles & wine 🕯️ This is a special little version of my new single ‘if you go now’, you can listen to it wherever you like listening to music 🌹 www.CharlotteEriksson.com/links
In the mood to get lost in nature 🌲
Hi hello good morning welcome to a new week ☕️🥀
You will find yourself wanting to leave and go home at the same time, and there is nothing you can do about this. You will find yourself feeling too large for your body, and at the same time find yourself with a body that feels too large for you, and there is nothing you can do about this. You will find yourself with a beautiful boy and you will not want to stay in that room, with him, even though there is nothing more you can ask for in another human being, and there is nothing you can do about this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is a constellation in the sky that was created the very second you were born, because no one and nothing was in the exact same position between the moon and the stars at the time of your birth, and this is your place in the universe. This is your spot to stand up tall because no one else was made for it, no one could have been, and neither will anyone else ever be made for it, and so you will just have to stay. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You will say goodbye to someone you love, and someone you love will say goodbye to you; that he just does not love you anymore, and there is nothing you can do about this. You will lose your credit card on the subway and you will have to walk home in the dark, with no money, and you will panic for a second and maybe call your father, cry, tell him you want to come home; and there is nothing you can do about that. Things will happen on that spot you inhabit and this is good, this is fine, this is all planned. Ease into it. Don’t rush so much. Nothing ever lasts, nothing ever stays. It’s exciting, isn’t it? Exciting beyond belief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are things that will happen to you and there is nothing you can do about this. Isn’t it exciting beyond belief? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ // from my book “Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself” 🔮 www.CharlotteEriksson.com ✦ Link in bio
“Don't you have a knife somewhere deep in your heart where love left?” 🥀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hit pause on my year-long release campaign when this world kind of did the same, I needed to catch my breath and look at the sky for a bit, like all of us, I think. But I’m ready to get started again and let this album bloom and come to life! My new song ‘if you go now' is officially out EVERYWHERE today & I can't wait for you to grab a coffee, close your eyes & let this song swing you away ☽ LINK IN BIO, but obv you can listen wherever you like listening to music ♡ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our weekly IG live stream will be on Sunday at 8pm and our topic this week is “life as an independent artist”. I’ll share everything I know about building a life on something you love on YOUR OWN TERMS, how I did it and how you can do it too 💪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ________________ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And like always, I’ll celebrate the release together with all of you who joined my Kickstarter campaign last year and made this album possible + my Patreon tribe. The live stream link is sent to your inboxes! ♡ www.Patreon.com/TheGlassChild ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Love and coffee ☕️
from my journal // 06.20.2018. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been drifting for a bit, ever since I packed up & moved away from Hamburg this time last year. I was tired & empty, had lost myself & my ability to dream. I went on tour in the autumn, met people, sang my heart out, watched the landscape shift from green to red to yellow to brown & the pace of the whole world had slowed down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I took my time. Found new friends. Read new books. Started taking piano lessons, enrolled in psychology courses, practiced bikram yoga & tried to simply go on as best I could. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I travelled. I went to a small island in Greece, read Jack Gilbert & googled “rooms to rent” ads, thinking I could live there. A quiet place. I could write books there. I could make music. I could write letters to the ones back home & live simpler. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I tried to move to Amsterdam but that city has grown too expensive for artists like me, so I thought I could move back to Berlin, applied to work as a vocal coach in a music school. I put in a deposit for a small room in Bristol, remembering my youth in that city, not knowing a thing but being happier for it. But you can’t go back to anything, you have to move forward. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I found myself in a small summer house on the west coast of Sweden. Wrote songs to the sound of birds on a wooden terrace. Meditated by the water. I finished my book & somewhere there that heavy weight in my mind got a little lighter. The worry of all things tomorrow wasn’t as frightening. I started making plans again. There are still so many things I want to do, so many places I want to live, so many people I want to meet! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just 3 months ago I cried myself to sleep because there was nothing in the world that felt safe & exciting at the same time. Now I’m publishing my 4th book, embarking on a house concert tour through Europe & then I’m moving to Lisbon. My home will probably never be in a city or country because my feeling of home shifts with the seasons & that’s okay. I want to embrace everything this life has presented for me even if it benefits no one but myself & I want to never say no. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes you must catch your breath & start again.