U.K. pop upstart Charlotte OC has debuted her new single “Freedom,” premiering exclusively with Billboard on Wednesday (Feb. 26).
The track finds the singer-songwriter hurtling toward her titular freedom as she floats through the blackness of the unknown over churning synths, drums and howling production. “There’s freedom in the falling/ Hanging in the air, nowhere but down/ Freedom in the falling/ When you hit the ground, you figure it out/ Holding on to nothing but the hope, the hope to be found/ There’s freedom in the falling,” she declares on the chorus.
“‘Freedom’ was such an amazing song to write,” Charlotte OC tells Billboard. “I wrote this song for myself and others who feel like they’re lost, and that it’s totally ok to be lost. It’s all part of the process of growing up and it’s also the moment when you find yourself entering something great. It’s one of my favorite songs — if not my favorite — on the EP because after I wrote it, I felt like I was slowly coming into my own and really finding out who I am.”
The track precedes the pop artist’s forthcoming EP, Oh The Agony, Oh The Ecstasy, and follows her 2019 single “This Pain.” The EP is set to be released later this spring via Psycho John Records.
Check out the exclusive premiere of “Freedom” below.