Charly Bliss – Hard To Believe
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:Hard To Believe
Formats:AAA,Non-Commercial,NPR,Rock – Specialty
Available Date & Time: May 07 2019 15:30:00 EDT
Impact Date: May 13 2019 00:00:00
YOUNG ENOUGH OUT MAY 10, 2019 VIA BARSUK!
"Hard To Believe" impacting AAA, NonComm + Commercial Specialty now!
"I don't know why it's easiest for me to frame the darkest lyrics in the context of upbeat songs," says Charly Bliss' Eva Hendricks. "It's completely instinctual and not something I ever plan out. It sort of mirrors how I am, and maybe it's a way of protecting myself. In my opinion, the two best emotional releases are crying and dancing, so it makes sense to me to marry the two."
That combination is the core of Charly Bliss who, on this record, embraced both sides of that equation more than ever before. Challenging each other to be exposed, to be seen for who they really are as people, and then to double down on the sound that emerged from that process is the story of the band's evolution from the scrappy upstarts who made 2017's brash punk LP Guppy, to the confident, assured artists behind the comparatively dynamic, unapologetically pop Young Enough. "We definitely go to different places on this one," says bassist Dan Shure. "But it still sounds like us. It's still fun." As they started writing, they tapped into their mutual love of pop music. In particular. the synth-driven, emotive song "Chatroom" serves as a key point of reference for the overall direction of the album.
For Eva, the path to these moments of exaltation was fraught. Many of the singer's Young Enough lyrics were inspired by a past abusive relationship, one that had Eva – as such relationships are designed to do – doubting herself on many levels. Songwriting, which "wasn't something that I grew up thinking I could do," as she puts it, became a new source of respite, and, eventually, of redemption. "You go through experiences of loss or extreme pain and you just keep moving," Eva says. "You look around and wonder, how has the world not stopped? But it's also powerful. I'm still here, I'm not a person who is ruled by pain, I still like who I am." If the singer had any lingering doubts about her craft, they're gone now. "For a long time I understood my ability to write songs as like, OMG another one just fell from the sky what luck – another one will never come again!" Eva says. "Now I know, I'm meant to be doing this. And I accept and honor that."
“Can someone remind me why they aren’t the biggest rock band in the world yet?” –Jezebel
“Irresistible.” –The FADER
“Irresistible pop.” – Noisey
“A catchy, smart synth anthem for twentysomething burnouts.” – Rolling Stone
"Deliriously fun power-pop.” – NPR
“Rage therapy through pop music.” – Jezebel
“Eva Hendricks continues to pen some of the smartest, most affecting lyrics in indie rock.” – Stereogum
“Might be their best yet.” – Noisey
“[B]righter, poppier, more forceful and determined.” – PASTE
Early support for Young Enough from: KCMP, KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic), KEXP, KROX, KXCI, KXRN, Openair, Music Choice, Sirius XMU WDET, WFMU, WFUV, WRUW, WXPN, WXRT, XTRA + more!
Charly Bliss tour dates:
|To receive Play MPE Releases please add your account to a Play MPE® managed list or register for an account here.|