Charlotte Dos Santos Shares Her Alluring Grooves for Latest Single 'Away From You'
Charlotte Dos Santos today shares her brand new single ‘Away From You’. The track comes accompanied by an official video infused with hypnotic energy and alluring grooves, directed by Margot Bowman out of PRETTYBIRD.
PRETTYBIRD director Margot Bowman who is Charlotte Dos Santos’s creative director, said of the shoot: “I loved collaborating with Charlotte on this special project using beauty, time, and the premise that history is a construct to explore her unique world. It's such a powerful time to re-examine the past and build a better future out of what we find there.”
Margot Bowman is a talented young director who has recently been making waves with her culturally important commercial work such as ‘Seeing Red’ which tackles the subject of period poverty, and Space NK’s inclusive new campaign ‘This is your beauty’.
Charlotte Dos Santos says of the track: “Away From You’ is a song about being in love and not wanting to be with anyone other than your one person. It's an r&b/pop song for folks in love and wanting to move. The song was written after a bike ride and a cute day outside and I wanted to capture that feeling. I wanted to write an uplifting track after such a heavy year and especially after really longing for dancing, and being outside with friends and loved ones. The video is a reference to that, the freedom that we lost, and how we find it again - love and movement will always live and thrive despite everything. This is the first video of this journey of exploration of heritage, identity and happiness.”
Charlotte Dos Santos exists in a lane all her own. As a fiercely independent producer, singer, composer and arranger, she takes full ownership over her art, imbuing it with feather-light vocals one moment and a rumbling piano line the next. Her warm, emotive and jazz-inflected songwriting weaves seamlessly between themes of identity, womanhood and human connection. ‘Away From You’ is the first taste of new music from Charlotte since 2020’s critically acclaimed EP Harvest Time, which featured the breathtaking lead title track, playlisted at BBC 6 music, and the sonically stunning single ‘Helio’.
Charlotte grew up naturally dissolving boundaries, raised in a small town outside Oslo by her Norwegian mother and Brazilian father, her parents’ tastes exposed her to everything from jazz, hip-hop and Latin rhythms to flamenco, North African instrumentation and intricate Arabic melodies. Since debuting with hugely critically acclaimed 2017 EP Cleo, she’s garnered more than 20 million streams, earned recognition from the likes of The Fader, Pitchfork, Bandcamp and Pigeons & Planes, recorded a coveted COLORS session, been a Newcomer of the Year Norwegian Grammy Award nominee and picked up co-signs from Raphael Saadiq, Outkast’s Big Boi and others.
‘Away from You’ is available to stream and buy via Because Music. Produced by Charlotte and Tom Henry of Gotts Street Park (Kali Uchis, Celeste, Mabel), Charlotte’s feather-light vocals continue to seamlessly traverse genres with rippling sonics and playful orchestration.
Director: Margot Bowman
Production Company: PRETTYBIRD UK
Exec Producer: Juliette Larthe
Producer: Chris Murdoch
DOP: Aaron Reid
1st AD: Alasdair Copland
Runner: Lucia Ritucci
Runner: Tyshan Dwyer
Runner: Sharifa Nakawooya
1st AC: Mo Akyildiz
2nd AC: Jack Lightfoot
Gaffer: Ramzey Sabbagh
Spark: Henry Howe
Spark: Shaun Clarke
Stylist: Leah Abbott
Stylist's Assistant: Lily Mcmurray
Hair Stylist: Karla Q Leon
Hair Assistant: Sade-Amour Mirabal
Makeup Artist: Ana Takahashi
Production Designer: Louis Simonon
Art Assistant: Tomomi Kishimoto-Eley
Art Assistant: Eddie Amos
Movement Director/Choreographer: Erica Da Silva
Dancers: Edison Lasso, Alice Papa, Glen Tubon, Treasure Iyamu, Alexandros Beshonges
Photographer: Margot Bowman
Photographic Assistant: Renate Ariadne
BTS Photographer: Alex Lambert
Editor: Aika Miyake
Post Producer: Jared Thomas at Cut + Run LA
Colourist: Jason Wallis
Colour Producer: Oliver Whitworth at ETC
VFX: Sarah Banks
Creative Director: Margot Bowman
Commissioner: Ed Pearson at Because Music
Camera supplied by: Fava Rental
Lighting Supplied by: Glo Lighting
Special thanks to: Studio/Spaces
Category: Music video , Short Films and Music Videos
Genre: People , Storytelling