UK quartet Chartreuse have shared the video and latest single off their forthcoming debut EP Even Free Money Doesn’t Get Me Out Of Bed, due out November 1st, via [PIAS]. The band play November 3rd, in Brighton, UK. The EP was recorded in Tottenham alongside producer Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode), and features four tracks.
The EP is a culmination of the band’s initial writing, figuring out who they wants to be, what they want to say, and then a complete re- shaping of those early sketches, to capture a mood and an atmosphere for their first visit to a studio. It’s a moving, vivid collection of mood songs. Loosely fronted by the alternate vocals of Michael Wagstaff and Harriet, these are thoughts, feelings and curiosities initially scrawled out on paper scraps, and songs that act as their writers’ own personal therapy. Conceived and sculpted in their rehearsal cabin, less in homage to Justin Vernon than the only quiet room they could realistically find, it’s offered them a private space to seclude themselves away and pour over every detail of their recorded sound.
Harriet Wilson (vocals/piano) on “Woman, I’m Crazy:”
I wrote ‘Woman, I’m Crazy’ a few years ago when I was thinking negatively about myself. It changes from ‘you’ to ‘I’ throughout the track as I’m speaking to myself as though I was someone else and reassuring my other self that everything will be fine. I am asking my other self if they can feel how I’m feeling as though we’re sat opposite each other having a conversation.”
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