Song Premiere: Charlie Mars - "Let the Meter Run"
Mississippi singer/songwriter Charlie Mars is set to release a new album, Blackberry Light, on Aug. 14. Mars has been playing music around the South for the past 15 years, but didn’t achieve widespread success until the release of his acclaimed 2009 album, Like a Bird, Like a Plane.
After touring and building off the success of Like a Bird, Like a Plane, Mars began recording its follow-up in August 2011. Working with an all-star cast of musicians and producers such as Billy Harvey and Tchad Blake, the Austin-based recording sessions produced Blackberry Light—a sparse, minimalist collection of songs that might be Mars’ most tender and introspective to date.
Listen to Mars’ first sing, “Let the Meter Run,” in the streaming player below.