Born and bred in South London, singer song-writer JUST CHARLII has one overriding focus as an artist, and that is for her music to incite important conversations and help fuel positive change. Her appearance on BBC’s The Voice in 2015, under her former stage name Charlotte Turnbull, was undoubtedly one of the most pivotal junctures of JUST CHARLII’s career. The years that followed were turbulent ones, filled with struggles and confusion regarding her identity, both sonic and personal.
However, this period also marked the most drastic changes within the songstress, both as an artist and as an individual. Now a confident and proud member of the LGBT community, JUST CHARLII expresses that coming out enabled her to come into and unlock her most authentic self, liberating her to develop and hone in on a sound that truly represents her.
This personal growth and self-realisation is encapsulated in her inaugural body of work; her forthcoming EP Phoenix, the title of which is emblematic of her rebirth and truly captures the essence of the project. As a lover of R&B and Trap music, JUST CHARLII cites Aaliyah, Alicia Keys, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopez, Chris Brown and H.E.R as her core influencers, and the EP sees the musician venturing into the same space as the acts that inspired her.