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Songwriter and author Charlotte Eriksson -- The Glass Child -- lets you in behind the glass. Raw and honest conversations, essays, spoken poetry and journals exploring the subjects of growing up, change, loneliness, living as a nomad, missing people, loving people. How to live with uncertainty. What is home? What is anxiety? What is happiness?”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.”

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I'm still on my way

A writing from my book "Another Vagabond Lost To love" ♡ // "People keep asking what I do for a living and I keep answering that I don’t believe in making a living. That it’s a concept that has been twisted. I tell them I believe in making a life and money is a distracting object if there’s anything left at the end of the day, and I just want to go on well. Make it through the day. So I smile and raise my glass and they laugh and take my hand, saying “here’s to the youth!” pointing at me. And I might just be young and naive for I still believe in the freedom of choice of how to spend your life. So they toast to the youth, who still thinks she’s free, and that’s all fine by me. Today was a great writing day and on great writing days nothing can bother me. The way my world feels balanced when I can create something out of nothingness. Wait, let me take it from the beginning: I woke up to a grey sky and I was gloomy and worried, like I often am, and I never sleep very well for I dream of him and them and all the rest and it’s cold at this time of year but still I wake up sweating, heart pounding, chest aching. It’s been a quiet month and my voice is untrained and weak from late nights. Cold air and strong drinks. But there are some days that every artist dreams of, when it’s all in the right place and the chords sound right and the melodies grow in the air all around. The words come fast and it doesn’t take much, a few minutes, closed eyes, silent mind – and it’s there. So some mornings I wake up and things feel wrong but are right and it’s been a silent month for I don’t sing very much but this morning I wrote and sang and created something from nothingness and it put my very self in balance. My body into being. Anyway, I wrote my song and took my walk and made my way to the bar to celebrate myself for feeling fine and usually people are quiet there, take my order and let me be. But today I felt fine and not strange or sad and the town was not busy so the bartender had time I think for he asked where I was from and what I did here because I spoke English and not German and so that’s that. I said I was just passing by, on my way to somewhere else and he asked to where and I said anywhere and he smiled and it was nice. Nice because I was honest, which I rarely am, and he was nice, which people rarely are, and after a few drinks he brought another one “on the house” and sat down and asked what I was writing. So I showed him and he smiled and we talked Bukowski and Woolf, Thoreau against Emerson and it was beautiful. The way the time passed by and chains fell down and I felt okay, which is rare these days, but I did and I still do as I sit on the floor in an empty room with friends I’ve met on my way, and they’ve told me to put stuff on the walls and decorate the hall, but I’ve said this isn’t permanent, and neither am I, and if I change fast enough I might be able to write another song soon enough because it’s all in the movement. All in the waves. All in the change. So anyway, it was a great day and nothing in particular happened. Nothing to make the books or the papers or the headlines, but it was sincere, and I felt okay and that’s rare those days. And it’s moments like these that I know I will be okay for it will all make sense one day because I’m still on my way. I’m going somewhere and that’s the whole point. I’m still on my way. And that’s the whole point. (If you see the boy in the bar tell him I bought the book he talked about and learned the song he sang and that I found my way home wherever that is. Tell him he’s got a beautiful mind and a beautiful smile and that’s rare these days.) We’re all on our ways. And that’s the whole point.

5 MIN3 w ago
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I'm still on my way

Scarlett Ward [Poet & Spoken Word Artist]

I'm talking to UK poet Scarlett Ward about writing, publishing, creating a book and spoken word! Scarlett was nominated for Best Spoken Word Performer in the UK 2019, and she has a new poetry collection out called ACHE, published by Verve Press ♡ www.CharlotteEriksson.com www.instagram.com/justaglasschild www.twitter.com/justaglasschild contact@charlotteeriksson.com Follow Scarlett! www.twitter.com/scarlettwith2ts www.instagram.com/scarlett.ward

42 MINNOV 9
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Scarlett Ward [Poet & Spoken Word Artist]

Guided Meditation to Release & Let Go

This is a 15 min guided meditation that will help you release and let go of anger, sadness, missing or past grudges. Just sit down somewhere peaceful, close your eyes, and let my voice guide you ♡ If you want me to do the meditation with you, here is the official video that I filmed a bit outside of Barcelona: https://youtu.be/uq0AEtS2SI8

17 MINNOV 1
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Guided Meditation to Release & Let Go

How to find clarity every morning: Journaling & Planning

THREE QUESTIONS I ASK MYSELF EVERY MORNING: As part of my morning ritual, I sit down with my journal and answer three questions: 1. What one thing, right now, if done well and executed, would bring me closer to my most important goal in 6 months. One thing. What one thing would do the most for that goal, right now. 2. What is stealing my focus right now, things that make me feel like I wouldn’t be able to fully consume myself in that previous one thing we just talked about. 3. Question number three: How do I want to do the things I will do today? What I mean with this is: The other day I had a meeting with someone I could potentially work with for the promotion of my album. I felt anxious and nervous, like always, started doubting myself and freaked out in my head. But I asked myself in the morning, HOW do I want to do that meeting? Well, with confidence, with calm, excitement and a lot of inspirational energy. Now that made me feel different. Today I knew I was going to record this podcast, and I asked, HOW do I want to feel while recording this? I want to feel grateful, for having a platform that enables me to share ideas and thoughts, and for enabling me to spend my day doing so. I want to feel excited and passionate about sharing those thoughts and ideas that have helped me so greatly in my life. I want to feel like there is a purpose for this, and I want to feel that I am helping someone by doing this. That gave me quite a lot of motivation to do this. Those are simple questions, but I promise by taking the time to answer them every day, writing down the answer and reminding yourself of the answers throughout your day, you will set yourself up for a completely different day than if you just wake up, numbly step outside and just let the world push you forward. Be the creator of your life. Be the creator of your own day. You know, where you are today is a direct consequence of what you did in the past. That means, what you do today, will directly lead you to where you will be tomorrow. Shape that future. Make sure it’s exactly how you want it to be. I hope at least this gave you one or two thoughts that resonated with you, that you can take with you and design in your own way. If you try this out, please let me know how you felt about it! www.CharlotteEriksson.com www.instagram.com/justaglasschild www.twitter.com/justaglasschild contact@charlotteeriksson.com

9 MINOCT 12
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How to find clarity every morning: Journaling & Planning

Nate Maingard [Modern Troubadour & Songwriter]

Welcome back to a relaunch of my life (and podcast!) A relaunch of absolutely everything. I entered this new era by launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund my new 4th full-length album and fifth book. Today, as I am recording this intro we are 21 days into the campaign. You have until October 9th so join this journey, and when the campaign stops, that’s when the real journey behind. Everyone who joins the campaign now will by entering the Kickstarter enter a whole year of new music, new videos, behind the scenes footage, studio diaries, new writings, the book and a lot more. My goal is that you will hold my new album in your hands in a year from now and feel proud, knowing that it wouldn’t exist without your support and help. You are my co-creators: www.kickstarter.com/projects/theglasschild/newera Anyway, this is me welcoming you to a new era, a new chapter, a new season in life. We’re leaving things we have outgrown, people we might have outgrown, and make place for places and people that align with us now, as the people we have grown to be, now, after everything we’ve been through. You know, the goal every day should be to go to sleep a being little bit different than we were when we woke up, because if we life each day full out, we will grow and flex and shape and expand a little bit every day. So we much embrace chance, like growth, because, that’s what nature teaches us, that nothing is ever static. We must stay fluid, moving and changing with the seasons. So I’m launching a new podcast season with some incredible guests, and I'm starting with my favorite podcast conversation this far: Nate Maingard! Nate is a modern troubadour, traveler, podcaster and creative entrepreneur. As you will hear, I wish I could hang with Nate three nights in a row talking about life and space and love and loss and everything in between. He’s just one of those people you immediately fall into deep conversation with. I loved talking to him here and I truly hope you will enjoy listening to it. Go find Nate and everything he's creating here: https://www.nate.live https://www.instagram.com/natemaingard https://twitter.com/natemaingard

49 MINSEP 22
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Nate Maingard [Modern Troubadour & Songwriter]

New Era: Kickstarter launch for album #4

Become a co-creator of my new album here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theglasschild/newera Dear friends, I never really thought I would be able to say this ... but here I am. Living proof that if you simply refuse to give up, you still have a shot. It's time to enter a new era, a new chapter: it's time to make another record together. It's time to make the dream of album number 4 come alive. The best songs I've ever written, bundled up in poems and sad melodies. It's hopeful at times, sad at others. It's a little edgy, a little bold, sometimes sexy sometimes small. It's a little bit of everything, just like we are, I think. This is my official invitation to join me on KICKSTARTER to become a co-creator of my new album! I've spent the last three years writing and learning, living and growing, and now, finally, I have a collection of 14 songs that I believe in so much that I'm ready to give everything I have and am to this journey. After my last album "Under Northern Skies" I promised myseld that if I were to do another album, it would be written and released by a new me. I needed to grow up. I needed to doubt and grow sure, change and rearrange, and I needed to figure out WHY I still wanted to share my music with the world. WHY would I make another album? I wasn't really sure how to announce this new album and this Kickstarter. I wanted to explain so much, I wanted to tell you so much. One day two weeks ago I simply put the camera in front of me and started talking, writing, dreaming and thinking and the result is this introduction video that somehow says everything I wanted to say. I really truly hope you will like it. I've used my last savings to secure my musicians and mixing engineer, but I need your help to land this all the way. Before embarking on yet another album I promised myself: if I'm gonna do this I'm gonna do it full out this time. No limitations. I set my aims higher than ever before, and I've worked harder than ever before. I reached for my dream musicians, dream mixing engineer, dream mastering engineer, dream photographers and videographers, and of course I already have my dream supporters. I'm half way there, and now I need your help to reach the finish line.One of the things I've always dreamt of getting to film a magically beautiful stripped live session, somewhere beautiful, to share those songs with you in a more intimate way next to the produced audio. And since my goal with this album was to level up, if there is budget left after all this, I have promised myself to aim towards being able to hiring a PR in order to expand my reach and maybe even build a bit of momentum with this album. Imagine if I got some exposure, maybe even had a song or two added on bigger Spotify playlists, and ultimately built my fanbase enough to be able to go on a proper tour with real venues in public spaces where ALL OF YOU can come?! Dream come true. I truly hope you will join me for another magical album era, another era in life, because we must stay fluent. Move and change with the times. Otherwise, we’ll be left behind. Join my Kickstarter and become a co-creator of my new album here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theglasschild/newera All my love, forever and always ♡

14 MINSEP 1
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New Era: Kickstarter launch for album #4

Q&A Episode: Writing Hacks, Social Media, Swedish music.

In this episode I'm sharing my million dollar writing hacks (i wish), who I am as a friend, what I think about social media and my favorite Swedish artists. Love and coffee to you all♡

49 MINAPR 30
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Q&A Episode: Writing Hacks, Social Media, Swedish music.

Time Heals All Wounds

So I died many times that year. In the cold, in the storm, on the run or on the drunk for my heart did not want to beat but kept on beating anyway, and my pain was as real as real can be, and I tried to learn and deal and run and feel, but nothing really worked. I built a comfortable home in my sorrow and settled into a quiet living. No sparks or grand gestures, just a simple daily hymn to comfort. The leaves fell off the trees and coloured this city in all kinds of pretty, and some days that was enough to make me smile at least a little bit, within. I can’t quite recall how, when or why, but the passage of time really does heal what seems impossible to heal. The daily task of getting by adds up to weeks and months, and you will find yourself a little more at ease one day, some days, if you just keep going. Keep doing, keep being. One day, when the spring wakes up and the air is crisp, you will catch yourself smiling, thinking “that felt good,” and you will laugh again, suddenly more often than not, and one day, though far from here, you will say things like “grateful” and “content”, and maybe even “happy”. I think it’s something in the letting go. How I simply stopped aiming at that point at the end of the finger and took a step back. We’re striving and thriving, always wanting something more, but take a short second and just look around you. All the wonderful things you actually already have, and are, and see — right now. I let my eyes see what was simply in front of me, instead of trying to find that spot somewhere far away, where I thought I should be. There was the sun, there was the city, the people, and in the middle: me. Still here. Still doing. Still okay. My point is: You still are. I still am. So we’re doing just fine. Sometimes, there is no other salvation than to just keep doing. Sometimes, the only trick is to simply keep breathing. And with the small amount of wisdom I hold today: I promise you, one day you will thank yourself for simply holding on. One day, though far from here, you will find yourself walking lightly and sure and fine again, despite of it all. And one day, though far from here, you will catch yourself saying things like “happy” and “how nice,” despite of it all. One day, you will meet someone again who will make your heart beat in all kinds of weird rhythms. And one day, you will have strength enough to go to new places, learn new words and understand new opinions, again, and that day you will thank yourself for simply holding on. You want to still be here for that day. It was April and the sun stood high and I was thinking things like “exciting” and “lovely,” despite of it all. I didn’t throw thoughts back to all things past, like I always thought I would be, from now on, and the months to come would be the discovery of the world all over again. The discovery of me, of how much this heart of mine is capable to be and feel and love and grow, and dear me; dear, tired little heart, thank you. Thank you for holding on. I wouldn’t want to miss this for the world. // Spoken word piece from my book "Another Vagabond Lost To Love" ♡ www.CharlotteEriksson.com

9 MINMAR 29
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Time Heals All Wounds

Richard Walters [songwriter]

Richard Walters has had songs in TV Shows like Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami and many more, he has released several albums and is also writing for other artists such as Gabrielle Aplin, Declan J. Donovan and Joe Henry. I was so excited to get to talk to Richard about his inspiring journey as a songwriter, and I really hope you all will enjoy getting to know him a bit in this episode. You can find all his links to socials and music at: www.richardwaltersmusic.co.uk ------------- Come follow me here! ✧ Website: www.TheGlassChildOfficial.com ✧ Merch, books & CDs: www.theglasschild.bigcartel.com ✧ Email newsletter: eepurl.com/t9GTr ✧ Instagram: www.instagram.com/justaglasschild ✧ Tumblr: www.theglasschild.tumblr.com ✧ Facebook: www.facebook.com/theglasschild ✧ Twitter: www.twitter.com/justaglasschild ✧ Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/theglasschild Music in this episode: Intro by Chillhop Last song: 'interlude: i was never here' by The Glass Child >> https://open.spotify.com/track/1ZZhwfbY54EnA0kRz2FBgl?si=s_DdGj3MR2KhcVoVxayLCg

28 MINMAR 16
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Richard Walters [songwriter]

Sarah P [Mental Health Advocate & Songwriter]

In this episode I'm talking to the super lovely Sarah P about mental health, her project "Erase Restart" that aims to educate and break the stigma surrounding mental health, songwriting and how creativity and journaling can work as self-care tools. You can find all Sarah's music, projects and links at: - www.sarahpofficial.com - www.instagram.com/sarahpofficial ------------- Come follow me here! ✧ Website: www.TheGlassChildOfficial.com ✧ Merch, books & CDs: www.theglasschild.bigcartel.com ✧ Email newsletter: eepurl.com/t9GTr ✧ Instagram: www.instagram.com/justaglasschild ✧ Tumblr: www.theglasschild.tumblr.com ✧ Facebook: www.facebook.com/theglasschild ✧ Twitter: www.twitter.com/justaglasschild ✧ Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/theglasschild Music by Chillhop

32 MINFEB 23
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Sarah P [Mental Health Advocate & Songwriter]

Latest Episodes

I'm still on my way

A writing from my book "Another Vagabond Lost To love" ♡ // "People keep asking what I do for a living and I keep answering that I don’t believe in making a living. That it’s a concept that has been twisted. I tell them I believe in making a life and money is a distracting object if there’s anything left at the end of the day, and I just want to go on well. Make it through the day. So I smile and raise my glass and they laugh and take my hand, saying “here’s to the youth!” pointing at me. And I might just be young and naive for I still believe in the freedom of choice of how to spend your life. So they toast to the youth, who still thinks she’s free, and that’s all fine by me. Today was a great writing day and on great writing days nothing can bother me. The way my world feels balanced when I can create something out of nothingness. Wait, let me take it from the beginning: I woke up to a grey sky and I was gloomy and worried, like I often am, and I never sleep very well for I dream of him and them and all the rest and it’s cold at this time of year but still I wake up sweating, heart pounding, chest aching. It’s been a quiet month and my voice is untrained and weak from late nights. Cold air and strong drinks. But there are some days that every artist dreams of, when it’s all in the right place and the chords sound right and the melodies grow in the air all around. The words come fast and it doesn’t take much, a few minutes, closed eyes, silent mind – and it’s there. So some mornings I wake up and things feel wrong but are right and it’s been a silent month for I don’t sing very much but this morning I wrote and sang and created something from nothingness and it put my very self in balance. My body into being. Anyway, I wrote my song and took my walk and made my way to the bar to celebrate myself for feeling fine and usually people are quiet there, take my order and let me be. But today I felt fine and not strange or sad and the town was not busy so the bartender had time I think for he asked where I was from and what I did here because I spoke English and not German and so that’s that. I said I was just passing by, on my way to somewhere else and he asked to where and I said anywhere and he smiled and it was nice. Nice because I was honest, which I rarely am, and he was nice, which people rarely are, and after a few drinks he brought another one “on the house” and sat down and asked what I was writing. So I showed him and he smiled and we talked Bukowski and Woolf, Thoreau against Emerson and it was beautiful. The way the time passed by and chains fell down and I felt okay, which is rare these days, but I did and I still do as I sit on the floor in an empty room with friends I’ve met on my way, and they’ve told me to put stuff on the walls and decorate the hall, but I’ve said this isn’t permanent, and neither am I, and if I change fast enough I might be able to write another song soon enough because it’s all in the movement. All in the waves. All in the change. So anyway, it was a great day and nothing in particular happened. Nothing to make the books or the papers or the headlines, but it was sincere, and I felt okay and that’s rare those days. And it’s moments like these that I know I will be okay for it will all make sense one day because I’m still on my way. I’m going somewhere and that’s the whole point. I’m still on my way. And that’s the whole point. (If you see the boy in the bar tell him I bought the book he talked about and learned the song he sang and that I found my way home wherever that is. Tell him he’s got a beautiful mind and a beautiful smile and that’s rare these days.) We’re all on our ways. And that’s the whole point.

5 MIN3 w ago
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I'm still on my way

Scarlett Ward [Poet & Spoken Word Artist]

I'm talking to UK poet Scarlett Ward about writing, publishing, creating a book and spoken word! Scarlett was nominated for Best Spoken Word Performer in the UK 2019, and she has a new poetry collection out called ACHE, published by Verve Press ♡ www.CharlotteEriksson.com www.instagram.com/justaglasschild www.twitter.com/justaglasschild contact@charlotteeriksson.com Follow Scarlett! www.twitter.com/scarlettwith2ts www.instagram.com/scarlett.ward

42 MINNOV 9
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Scarlett Ward [Poet & Spoken Word Artist]

Guided Meditation to Release & Let Go

This is a 15 min guided meditation that will help you release and let go of anger, sadness, missing or past grudges. Just sit down somewhere peaceful, close your eyes, and let my voice guide you ♡ If you want me to do the meditation with you, here is the official video that I filmed a bit outside of Barcelona: https://youtu.be/uq0AEtS2SI8

17 MINNOV 1
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Guided Meditation to Release & Let Go

How to find clarity every morning: Journaling & Planning

THREE QUESTIONS I ASK MYSELF EVERY MORNING: As part of my morning ritual, I sit down with my journal and answer three questions: 1. What one thing, right now, if done well and executed, would bring me closer to my most important goal in 6 months. One thing. What one thing would do the most for that goal, right now. 2. What is stealing my focus right now, things that make me feel like I wouldn’t be able to fully consume myself in that previous one thing we just talked about. 3. Question number three: How do I want to do the things I will do today? What I mean with this is: The other day I had a meeting with someone I could potentially work with for the promotion of my album. I felt anxious and nervous, like always, started doubting myself and freaked out in my head. But I asked myself in the morning, HOW do I want to do that meeting? Well, with confidence, with calm, excitement and a lot of inspirational energy. Now that made me feel different. Today I knew I was going to record this podcast, and I asked, HOW do I want to feel while recording this? I want to feel grateful, for having a platform that enables me to share ideas and thoughts, and for enabling me to spend my day doing so. I want to feel excited and passionate about sharing those thoughts and ideas that have helped me so greatly in my life. I want to feel like there is a purpose for this, and I want to feel that I am helping someone by doing this. That gave me quite a lot of motivation to do this. Those are simple questions, but I promise by taking the time to answer them every day, writing down the answer and reminding yourself of the answers throughout your day, you will set yourself up for a completely different day than if you just wake up, numbly step outside and just let the world push you forward. Be the creator of your life. Be the creator of your own day. You know, where you are today is a direct consequence of what you did in the past. That means, what you do today, will directly lead you to where you will be tomorrow. Shape that future. Make sure it’s exactly how you want it to be. I hope at least this gave you one or two thoughts that resonated with you, that you can take with you and design in your own way. If you try this out, please let me know how you felt about it! www.CharlotteEriksson.com www.instagram.com/justaglasschild www.twitter.com/justaglasschild contact@charlotteeriksson.com

9 MINOCT 12
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How to find clarity every morning: Journaling & Planning

Nate Maingard [Modern Troubadour & Songwriter]

Welcome back to a relaunch of my life (and podcast!) A relaunch of absolutely everything. I entered this new era by launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund my new 4th full-length album and fifth book. Today, as I am recording this intro we are 21 days into the campaign. You have until October 9th so join this journey, and when the campaign stops, that’s when the real journey behind. Everyone who joins the campaign now will by entering the Kickstarter enter a whole year of new music, new videos, behind the scenes footage, studio diaries, new writings, the book and a lot more. My goal is that you will hold my new album in your hands in a year from now and feel proud, knowing that it wouldn’t exist without your support and help. You are my co-creators: www.kickstarter.com/projects/theglasschild/newera Anyway, this is me welcoming you to a new era, a new chapter, a new season in life. We’re leaving things we have outgrown, people we might have outgrown, and make place for places and people that align with us now, as the people we have grown to be, now, after everything we’ve been through. You know, the goal every day should be to go to sleep a being little bit different than we were when we woke up, because if we life each day full out, we will grow and flex and shape and expand a little bit every day. So we much embrace chance, like growth, because, that’s what nature teaches us, that nothing is ever static. We must stay fluid, moving and changing with the seasons. So I’m launching a new podcast season with some incredible guests, and I'm starting with my favorite podcast conversation this far: Nate Maingard! Nate is a modern troubadour, traveler, podcaster and creative entrepreneur. As you will hear, I wish I could hang with Nate three nights in a row talking about life and space and love and loss and everything in between. He’s just one of those people you immediately fall into deep conversation with. I loved talking to him here and I truly hope you will enjoy listening to it. Go find Nate and everything he's creating here: https://www.nate.live https://www.instagram.com/natemaingard https://twitter.com/natemaingard

49 MINSEP 22
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Nate Maingard [Modern Troubadour & Songwriter]

New Era: Kickstarter launch for album #4

Become a co-creator of my new album here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theglasschild/newera Dear friends, I never really thought I would be able to say this ... but here I am. Living proof that if you simply refuse to give up, you still have a shot. It's time to enter a new era, a new chapter: it's time to make another record together. It's time to make the dream of album number 4 come alive. The best songs I've ever written, bundled up in poems and sad melodies. It's hopeful at times, sad at others. It's a little edgy, a little bold, sometimes sexy sometimes small. It's a little bit of everything, just like we are, I think. This is my official invitation to join me on KICKSTARTER to become a co-creator of my new album! I've spent the last three years writing and learning, living and growing, and now, finally, I have a collection of 14 songs that I believe in so much that I'm ready to give everything I have and am to this journey. After my last album "Under Northern Skies" I promised myseld that if I were to do another album, it would be written and released by a new me. I needed to grow up. I needed to doubt and grow sure, change and rearrange, and I needed to figure out WHY I still wanted to share my music with the world. WHY would I make another album? I wasn't really sure how to announce this new album and this Kickstarter. I wanted to explain so much, I wanted to tell you so much. One day two weeks ago I simply put the camera in front of me and started talking, writing, dreaming and thinking and the result is this introduction video that somehow says everything I wanted to say. I really truly hope you will like it. I've used my last savings to secure my musicians and mixing engineer, but I need your help to land this all the way. Before embarking on yet another album I promised myself: if I'm gonna do this I'm gonna do it full out this time. No limitations. I set my aims higher than ever before, and I've worked harder than ever before. I reached for my dream musicians, dream mixing engineer, dream mastering engineer, dream photographers and videographers, and of course I already have my dream supporters. I'm half way there, and now I need your help to reach the finish line.One of the things I've always dreamt of getting to film a magically beautiful stripped live session, somewhere beautiful, to share those songs with you in a more intimate way next to the produced audio. And since my goal with this album was to level up, if there is budget left after all this, I have promised myself to aim towards being able to hiring a PR in order to expand my reach and maybe even build a bit of momentum with this album. Imagine if I got some exposure, maybe even had a song or two added on bigger Spotify playlists, and ultimately built my fanbase enough to be able to go on a proper tour with real venues in public spaces where ALL OF YOU can come?! Dream come true. I truly hope you will join me for another magical album era, another era in life, because we must stay fluent. Move and change with the times. Otherwise, we’ll be left behind. Join my Kickstarter and become a co-creator of my new album here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theglasschild/newera All my love, forever and always ♡

14 MINSEP 1
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New Era: Kickstarter launch for album #4

Q&A Episode: Writing Hacks, Social Media, Swedish music.

In this episode I'm sharing my million dollar writing hacks (i wish), who I am as a friend, what I think about social media and my favorite Swedish artists. Love and coffee to you all♡

49 MINAPR 30
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Q&A Episode: Writing Hacks, Social Media, Swedish music.

Time Heals All Wounds

So I died many times that year. In the cold, in the storm, on the run or on the drunk for my heart did not want to beat but kept on beating anyway, and my pain was as real as real can be, and I tried to learn and deal and run and feel, but nothing really worked. I built a comfortable home in my sorrow and settled into a quiet living. No sparks or grand gestures, just a simple daily hymn to comfort. The leaves fell off the trees and coloured this city in all kinds of pretty, and some days that was enough to make me smile at least a little bit, within. I can’t quite recall how, when or why, but the passage of time really does heal what seems impossible to heal. The daily task of getting by adds up to weeks and months, and you will find yourself a little more at ease one day, some days, if you just keep going. Keep doing, keep being. One day, when the spring wakes up and the air is crisp, you will catch yourself smiling, thinking “that felt good,” and you will laugh again, suddenly more often than not, and one day, though far from here, you will say things like “grateful” and “content”, and maybe even “happy”. I think it’s something in the letting go. How I simply stopped aiming at that point at the end of the finger and took a step back. We’re striving and thriving, always wanting something more, but take a short second and just look around you. All the wonderful things you actually already have, and are, and see — right now. I let my eyes see what was simply in front of me, instead of trying to find that spot somewhere far away, where I thought I should be. There was the sun, there was the city, the people, and in the middle: me. Still here. Still doing. Still okay. My point is: You still are. I still am. So we’re doing just fine. Sometimes, there is no other salvation than to just keep doing. Sometimes, the only trick is to simply keep breathing. And with the small amount of wisdom I hold today: I promise you, one day you will thank yourself for simply holding on. One day, though far from here, you will find yourself walking lightly and sure and fine again, despite of it all. And one day, though far from here, you will catch yourself saying things like “happy” and “how nice,” despite of it all. One day, you will meet someone again who will make your heart beat in all kinds of weird rhythms. And one day, you will have strength enough to go to new places, learn new words and understand new opinions, again, and that day you will thank yourself for simply holding on. You want to still be here for that day. It was April and the sun stood high and I was thinking things like “exciting” and “lovely,” despite of it all. I didn’t throw thoughts back to all things past, like I always thought I would be, from now on, and the months to come would be the discovery of the world all over again. The discovery of me, of how much this heart of mine is capable to be and feel and love and grow, and dear me; dear, tired little heart, thank you. Thank you for holding on. I wouldn’t want to miss this for the world. // Spoken word piece from my book "Another Vagabond Lost To Love" ♡ www.CharlotteEriksson.com

9 MINMAR 29
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Time Heals All Wounds

Richard Walters [songwriter]

Richard Walters has had songs in TV Shows like Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami and many more, he has released several albums and is also writing for other artists such as Gabrielle Aplin, Declan J. Donovan and Joe Henry. I was so excited to get to talk to Richard about his inspiring journey as a songwriter, and I really hope you all will enjoy getting to know him a bit in this episode. You can find all his links to socials and music at: www.richardwaltersmusic.co.uk ------------- Come follow me here! ✧ Website: www.TheGlassChildOfficial.com ✧ Merch, books & CDs: www.theglasschild.bigcartel.com ✧ Email newsletter: eepurl.com/t9GTr ✧ Instagram: www.instagram.com/justaglasschild ✧ Tumblr: www.theglasschild.tumblr.com ✧ Facebook: www.facebook.com/theglasschild ✧ Twitter: www.twitter.com/justaglasschild ✧ Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/theglasschild Music in this episode: Intro by Chillhop Last song: 'interlude: i was never here' by The Glass Child >> https://open.spotify.com/track/1ZZhwfbY54EnA0kRz2FBgl?si=s_DdGj3MR2KhcVoVxayLCg

28 MINMAR 16
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Richard Walters [songwriter]

Sarah P [Mental Health Advocate & Songwriter]

In this episode I'm talking to the super lovely Sarah P about mental health, her project "Erase Restart" that aims to educate and break the stigma surrounding mental health, songwriting and how creativity and journaling can work as self-care tools. You can find all Sarah's music, projects and links at: - www.sarahpofficial.com - www.instagram.com/sarahpofficial ------------- Come follow me here! ✧ Website: www.TheGlassChildOfficial.com ✧ Merch, books & CDs: www.theglasschild.bigcartel.com ✧ Email newsletter: eepurl.com/t9GTr ✧ Instagram: www.instagram.com/justaglasschild ✧ Tumblr: www.theglasschild.tumblr.com ✧ Facebook: www.facebook.com/theglasschild ✧ Twitter: www.twitter.com/justaglasschild ✧ Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/theglasschild Music by Chillhop

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Sarah P [Mental Health Advocate & Songwriter]
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