It was in music that Carter first discovered the strength to speak out, to face down heartbreak and forge something transformative from the pain. Through songwriting, she found her voice and what a voice it is. Powerful and pure, with a remarkable ability to convey weighty emotions well beyond her 19 years, Carter’s singing relies not on excess but restraint. She commands your attention with subtlety at first, drawing you in with a whisper rather than a shout. There are no showy vocal pyrotechnics here, no overprocessed productions, just a raw, intimate truthfulness and a fierce independent streak. With the release of her arresting debut single, “Silence,” Carter is ready to share her honesty and artistry with the rest of the world.