Be Charlotte debuts effervescent wonky-pop single "One Drop" ahead of a performance at Eurosonic Noorderslag next week.
The Scottish trio - featuring Charlotte Brimner (programming, guitar, keys, vocals), James Smith (keyboard, bass), and David Calder (drums) - pilfer titbits from a diverse array of sonic styles. "One Drop" is a bewitching amalgamation of pop, hip-hop, beatboxed rhythms, indie, and electro that forces you to stop in your tracks.
It's a hyperactive beast built from pure kinetic power and a primal urgency, with duelling rhythms all vying for control of your body - it's impossible to resist. If that wasn't enough, Brimner's vocals sucker punch your senses at every turn, flitting from rap to Regina Spektor-y chirrups to a golden pop croon. You'll need dozens of listens before you figure out everything that's going on, but somehow it's never cluttered. Everything is there for a reason, serving a purpose.
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