The Glass Child
"Like a modern day vagabonding beat poet, the possible love-child of Patti Smith and Jack Kerouac — Eriksson is a rare soul in today's society. Carefully balancing between wanting to defy the world, and wanting nothing more than to be a part of it."
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).
"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."
21 Nov, 2020
After spending the autumn in Barcelona to film a music video and get influenced by new rhythms, Charlotte just moved to Berlin to get ready for the first single release leading up to a new album.
3 Feb, 2019
Charlotte will spend 2019 producing and releasing her fourth full-length album + planning a tour in the summer.
Aug 26, 2018
Charlotte just finished a 2 months long house concert tour through Europe and is currently based in Lisbon (Portugal) to finish the manuscript for her fifth book.