Charly Bliss prove irresistible pop still exists with ‘Capacity’

New Sounds: The New York band creates a striking visual and sound with the infectious first single off new album 'Young Enough'

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

We’re all about the music here at Vanyaland, and the song included in this post is already one of our fave tracks of 2019. But can we take a moment to bow at that absolutely fucking badass Charly Bliss promo photo up there ^^, courtesy of Ebru Yildiz? Holy hell, print that out 24×36 poster size and out that shit up with thumb tacks on my childhood bedroom wall.

As it turns out, the song it hypes is pretty great as well, as Charly Bliss’ new single “Capacity” is the type of saccharine pop we’re eager to get lost within in as we traverse this crazy world. This delectable throbber is the first taste of the New York band’s highly anticipated new album, Young Enough, which is due out May 10 via Barsuk Records.

“Capacity” comes equipped with a striking music video directed by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, with Adam Kolodny serving as director of photography and Zauner’s creative collaborator. “It was a dream come true to work with Adam and Michelle on this video,” says Charly Bliss’ Eva Hendricks. “‘Capacity’ is a song about wanting to kill your inner people-pleaser, and Michelle beautifully presented a parallel concept, which warns of the perils of getting swept up in other people’s bullshit.”


Well hot damn all around.

Charly Bliss 2019 Live Dates:
February 22: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
February 23: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
February 24: Burlington, VT @Higher Ground
March 7: Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
March 8: Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
March 9: Norfolk, VA @ Toast
March 10: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
March 13-16: Austin, TX @ SXSW
May 3: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Cinetol
May 4: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
May 5: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
May 7: Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
May 9: Manchester, UK @ Night People
May 10: Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
May 13: London, UK @ Oslo
July 26: Montreal, QC @ Montreal 77