Charlotte Eriksson

The Glass Child

 

 

"My mission is to seek those who need to hear those words and melodies and stories, and if I can touch one soul out there and make them feel like they belong, then I will be happy.

 

I wanted to turn my life into my art. My very existence into a poem. This is my story: it might not always be easy, but it will always be beautiful."

 

 

 

BIO xx

Leaving her home of Gothenburg, Sweden with nothing but a guitar, her stories, and a dream, rising talent Charlotte Eriksson, The Glass Child has achieved so much more than she had ever imagined. Eriksson is an artist, an author, a songwriter, and founder of the artist collective, Broken Glass Records.
 
On a personal mission to "touch at least one soul out there and make them feel they belong," the world inhabited by The Glass Child is a beautiful place.
 
As an author of 4 books of prose and poetry including her latest release, Everything Changed When I Forgave Myself, Eriksson shares her growth and collections of memories spanning from her vagabonding ways, her artistry, her search for a home and mental health to travel essays on love and loss in the hope that her readers would find a connection and comfort in her words. She slowly began to find herself and her supporters one by one, wandering through foreign cities, finding shelter at train stations, airports and helpful friends’ couches, singing and sharing her stories to whoever would listen.
 
Eriksson’s captivating literary prowess continues to be widely shared in the hundreds of thousands and embraced by multiple, diverse, like-minded communities such as The Artidote, Wordporn, and The Good Quote; while her quotes and poetry have been published by sites such as Thought Catalog, Rebelle Society, Bella Grace Magazine and Open Minds Quarterly.
 
Breaking through to the musical sphere, Eriksson’s independently released single, “I Will Lead You Home,” successfully reached #2 on the Swedish iTunes-chart and has garnered the attention of major radio stations across Europe including BBC6 (UK), Sveriges Radio (Sweden) and 3FM (Netherlands). With a true love for her craft, Eriksson is a wanderer in nature and spirit seeking those needing to hear her words, melodies, and stories. She continues to roam the world collecting and sharing her stories and touring alongside names such as ARY (Norway), River Matthews (UK) and Jay Brannan (US).

The Glass Child has to date released 3 full-length albums, 9 EPs, published 3 books is scheduled to release her 4th full-length album  accompanied by her 5th book end of 2020.

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I’m a completely independent artist, living all by myself with no other support than yours. If you find any comfort or hope in what I do, my music or my writings, please consider supporting me, in order to be able to keep doing this. To keep learning, creating, growing and sharing what I learn. Everything matters, between a coffee to a donation for my next album. 

I'm nothing alone ♥

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CONTACT

Booking & PR: lisa@brokenglassrecords.se

 

I am currently taking bookings for solo shows, house concerts, workshops and speaking engagements.

 

Interested in hosting a house concert? Just write to me and we'll plan it together!

 

contact@charlotteeriksson.com

 

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5am
again,
drunk on someone else’s love,
or couch,
and I’ve never felt more at home.

I fled myself,
from the life I’ve built
because I’ve been inhabiting routines I don’t want to stand for.

Inhabiting skin I’d rather shed
but still took on
like a soldier serving his country,
for that’s what they told me to do.
But I was not
strong
or wise,
but young and foolish,
for what is this thing? Trading passions for a tiny bit of acceptance,

and I am not a Sunday morning inside four walls
with clean blood
and organised drawers.
I am the hurricane setting fire to the forests
at night when no one else is alive,
or awake,
however you choose to see it,
and I live in my own flames.
Sometimes burning too bright and too wild
to make things last 
or handle
myself or anyone else
and so I run.
Run run run,
far and wide
until my bones ache and lungs split
and it feels good.
Hear that, people? It feels good,
because I am the slave and ruler of my own body
and I wish to do with it exactly as I please,
and living in this skin is hard and painful, most of the times,

because I never volunteered to take this on.

The daily sacrifice of heart over mind,
the forever on going task of explaining this and that,
and why I don’t want to look like this and
be like that
but still here I am and if this is the body I’ve been given I’m sure as hell gonna make it work.
If this is the place I’ve been given, I’m sure as hell gonna make this work.

So I fled the me that was never really me and I’m on my way. To newer lands and uncleaned streets
for I’ve had enough of childish safety in comfort.
Enough of all telling me to look and do, like this and that,

and I never meant to please anyone but myself
and you can call me selfish,
throw words like knives in the dark but I will not listen,
for not listening to sharp words brought me to where I am today
and I believe in the path I’ve been given. If my only task in this life is to walk it,
I surely will walk it
prouder than anyone else.

If this is the path I’ve been given, I will walk it
prouder than anyone else,
for no one else can.

// from my book You’re Doing Just Fine ☾

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