Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church unveils new sound at HOME festival

Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church: "I’m really excited about my music for the first time in ages"

Charlotte Church will unveil her new sound at Dartington’s HOME world music festival in Devon this month.

The Cardiff-based singer, is a surprise addition to the line up of the 2012 festival to be staged at Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon, and will appear with her band on the main stage on the evening of Saturday, June 23.

Talking about her new direction recently on BBC Radio Wales, Charlotte said: “After 14 years I’d got a bit disenchanted with the music industry but then I started writing and recording again and built a band of mostly Cardiff musicians.

“It’s great to be creating something new and exciting and performing songs that stretch my voice. It’s quite intricate with different textures and layers and I’m properly using my voice as an instrument, so you become one big musical unit with the band. It’s been an amazing experience and I’m really excited about my music for the first time in ages.”

The fresh sound has been described as ‘a mix between Kate Bush and Florence Welch’.

Have a listen to Charlotte’s new single The Rise