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Charly Bliss share cathartic new cut "Chatroom"

06 March 2019, 15:54 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Charly Bliss return with new single "Chatroom", a bubblegum pop-rock offering attached to a dark experience.

"Chatroom" is the second single from Charly Bliss' second album Young Enough, after last month's "Capacity", and arrives with intense visuals directed by Maegan Houang.

Expanding on the meaning behind the new single, vocalist Eva Hendricks says, "I was sexually assaulted by someone I dated and I wrote "Chatroom", and most of Young Enough, as a way of processing that experience and explaining it to myself. "Chatroom" is a song about reaching ecstatic joy through consuming rage. Simply put, it's a colossal "fuck you" and a celebration of reaching the point of a "fuck you" that isn't diluted by self-blame or apologies.

I feel so lucky to have worked with Maegan Houang on this video. I felt an immediate sense of mutual trust, and she produced a treatment that directly addresses the themes of trauma, misogyny and mind control without resorting to a literal representation of the lyrics. It's tonally the darkest video we've ever made, and I think it anchors the intent of song which might otherwise be obscured by the fact that it's also our most direct foray into larger-than-life pop music."

Young Enough was recorded at Sunset Sound in LA and is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Broken Social Scene, Morrissey, The Shins). The album is their first since their 2017 debut Guppy.

"Chatroom" is out now. Young Enough lands 10 May via Lucky Number. After their SXSW show next week, Charly Bliss will tour Europe, and play The Garage in London on 13 May. Find out more. Revisit our Talk The Line podcast with Eva Hendricks.
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