Charly Bliss reach ‘ecstatic joy through consuming rage’ on ‘Chatroom’

New Sounds: The New York band release another singe from the upcoming 'Young Enough' LP and reveal a North American tour

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Charly Bliss’ forthcoming album Young Enough, due this May via Barsuk Records, is shaping up to be one of our absolute faves of 2019, an engaging and powerful listen with each layer peeled back.

Earlier this month the New York band released lead single “Capacity,” an irresistible piece of sugary alt-pop all about wanting to kill your inner people-pleaser. This week Eva Hendricks and the dudes are back with another offering from the LP with a track called “Chatroom,” and this time they take on a darker tone surrounding Hendricks’ own personal trauma.

“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,” Hendricks tells Jezebel. “‘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.”

Hear the song via Spotify in the link below, or scroll down to view the Maegan Houang-directed video.

“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.”

Charly Bliss has announced a North American headlining for later this year, and included in the run is a June 9 appearance at The Sinclair in Cambridge. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. via Bowery.

Charly Bliss 2019 North American Tour:
June 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
June 7 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
June 8 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
June 9 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
June 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
June 12 – Detroit, MI @ Loving Touch
June 14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats
June 15 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
June 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
June 18 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
June 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 21 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
June 22 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
June 24 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
June 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
June 28 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
June 29 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
June 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
July 2 – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room (House of Blues)
July 3 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ Indoors
July 5 – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock (House of Blues)
July 6 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
July 7 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Purgatory
July 9 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
July 12 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 21 – Toronto, ON @ Eacho Beach w/ PUP
July 26 – Montreal, QC @ Montreal 77