Charly Bliss Release Dark Video for New Single "Chatroom"

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Charly Bliss Release Dark Video for New Single "Chatroom"

Brooklyn power-pop outfit Charly Bliss have shared a video for “Chatroom,” the second single from their forthcoming record Young Enough, out May 10 on Barsuk Records. The dark, surreal video was directed by Meagan Houang and follows frontwoman Eva Hendricks as she attempts to escape a cult led by a creepy dude in a wreath.

Sonically, “Chatroom” continues in the direction set forth by the first Young Enough single “Capacity”: brighter, poppier, more forceful and determined. Hendricks describes it as “a song about reaching ecstatic joy through consuming rage,” and says she wrote the single and most of the album as a way to process her experience of being sexually assaulted by someone she dated.

Of the “Chatroom” music video, Hendricks says, “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.” She later adds that it’s “tonally the darkest video we’ve ever made.”

Charly Bliss have also announced an extensive headlining tour that stretches well into the summer. Check out the “Chatroom” video, the band’s 2017 Paste Studio session and their full list of tour dates below.

Charly Bliss Tour Dates:

March
07 – Kingston, N.Y. @ BSP Kingston
08 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ Wonder Bar
09 – Norfolk, Va. @ Toast
10 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club
13 – Austin, Texas @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Stereogum Party / 4:30 PM)
13 – Austin, Texas @ Australia House (Laneway Party / 1:00 PM)
14 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW
15 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW

May
03 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Cinetol
04 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
05 – Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
07 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
09 – Manchester, U.K. @ Night People
10 – Leeds, U.K. @ Headrow House
11 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Great Escape
13 – London, U.K. @ The Garage (venue upgraded)

June
06 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Foundry
07 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
08 – Hamden, Conn. @ Space Ballroom
09 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Sinclair
11 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
12 – Detroit, Mich. @ Loving Touch
14 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Top Cats
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
16 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
18 – Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theater
19 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge
21 – Portland, Ore. @ Holocene
22 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
24 – Oakland, Calif. @ The New Parish
27 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room
28 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Chain Reaction
29 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah
30 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Rebel Lounge

July
02 – Dallas, Texas @ Cambridge Room (House of Blues)
03 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s BBQ Indoors
05 – Houston, Texas @ Bronze Peacock (House of Blues)
06 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
07 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade Purgatory
09 – Nashville, Tenn. @ High Watt
12 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
21 – Toronto, Ont. @ Eacho Beach *
26 – Montreal, Que. @ Montreal 77

(* w/ PUP)

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