Charlotte Sometimes

Jessica Vaughn interview by Josh Custer

Recently I was able to connect with Jessica Vaughn, some of you may remember her as Charlotte Sometimes, others may remember her competing on The Voice. And others still will be finding out about her for the first time. We did a short interview and here is how it went.

Josh: I personally first found out about you way back in the day as Charlotte Sometimes when you were performing on Warped Tour. And I think at that time I knew that there was something special about you, but there was a quality to your music and performance that was destined to become more. Having seeing you evolve your music over the last several years have been inspiring. (thank you!)

For those that aren't aware of you and your history can you tell a little of your backstory?

Jessica: I've been singing since before I could talk (they never could figure out how to shut me up!). At around 13/14 I started writing music and made a decision that I wanted to be an artist. I remember googling "how to be an artist" and seriously went from there. In an odd turn of events by the time I was 15/16 I had landed a big time manager and got a spread in Elle Girl magazine. The only draw back was I had to have a jaw surgery (I have this weird condition) so it kind of slowed things down. I eventually got signed and dropped and have been making mediocre music ever since (hahaha jk kind of...)

Josh: Your career has taken a lot of turns and twists, ups and downs. Through all of this you've pushed forward and change sound and direction. Of your different projects, Charlotte Sometimes, Laces, BRZY, and simply Jessica Vaughn, what has been your favorite project?

Jessica: Honestly, writing music is my favorite part of being a musician. I love all my little projects for different reasons. They allow me to access different parts of myself. If I had to pick a favorite it would just be Jessica Vaughn, because that's who I am every day and she writes all the music anyways!

Josh: You've been able to work with a number of different people, who has had the biggest impact on your life?

Jessica: What a great question! Hmmm... I know it sounds cheesy, but my husband! He has such an amazing creative brain and his ear for music always impresses me. He continually pushes me to be a better artist and a better person. I think I would have quit music a long time ago if it weren't for his dedication to the craft and journey.

Josh: Creating music never seems to stop for you, what can fans expect this year from you?

Jessica: I'll still be releasing music through all my projects - so you can always expect new music from me in some shape or form. I am mostly behind the scenes these days, but I promise I am working on a website where you'll able to find out everything I'm up to. Hopefully more shows!