After a packed year, including the release of their critically acclaimed second album Young Enough, Charly Bliss return to the UK for a handful of headline shows promising an exhilarating taste of the tornado of joy, rage and celebratory sorrow.
NYC’s Charly Bliss (Eva Hendricks, Sam Hendricks, Spencer Fox and Dan Shure) share an incredible video for the title track from that critically acclaimed second album. Directed by Henry Kaplan, the video perfectly compliments the emotionally charged single.
Of the video, singer Eva says, “This video is so magical and unlike anything we’ve ever made before. I told (director) Henry Kaplan that I was feeling inspired by the video for Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush, and he took that initial idea and made something totally beautiful and unique that’s as cinematic and sentimental as the song.
Despite the fact this video looks so dreamlike and serene, it was very physically draining to make. The entire crew and anyone who wasn’t in a given shot had to sprint behind the steadicam op so that they wouldn’t be seen and ruin the effect of the giant open field where we were shooting. Between that, the choreography, racing to utilize available daylight, speeding up and slowing down the track to achieve the slow-motion and fast-motion effects, and trying to get perfect, full takes because there’s so few cuts, this was an extremely challenging video to make, but for that reason it’s also our favourite.”
Eva says about the track, “For so many reasons, Young Enough is the centrepiece of this album. This is a song about perspective, nostalgia and growing up. The first time that I fell in love it was tumultuous and frustrating, but I think all of the endless drama made me believe that it was “worth it.” Sort of like the Twilight-movie trope that relationships that are the most painful are the most romantic. Instead of writing about it through the lens of anger and frustration, I wanted to write a song that was really honest about the fact that I really loved this person, and regardless of how messy it was and how immature we both were, I was both grateful for the experience but also grateful that I’ve grown up and out of believing that being in love should be so hard.”
Charly Bliss play Brighton’s Patterns on Mon 4 Nov 2019. ~their album, Young Enough, is out now on Lucky Number.
Image by Ebru Yildiz