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Charly Bliss – "Chatroom" Video
Band To Watch alumni Charly Bliss’ debut album, Guppy, was one of the best albums of 2017. Last September, the New York power-pop four-piece announced a departure from their original sound with the alt-rocking single "Heaven." The track was served as a palate cleanser, preparing us for last month’s "Capacity," the sticky, hook-heavy lead single from their forthcoming sophomore LP, Young Enough. Today, we get another taste of what’s to come with "Chatroom."
"Chatroom" ventures further into the band’s pop foray with bright riffs, some funky bass, and a killer earworm of a chorus. The Maegan Houang-directed music video, as well as the story behind the song, break down its cheery exterior.
"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," frontwoman Eva Hendricks explains in a statement. "‘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."
In the video, Hendricks finds herself in a cult with a group of other women, at the hands of their abusive male leader. He leads them in prayer, weighs them, examines them, and crowns his favorite. Hendricks is given the honor and told to kill one of her fellow cult members. Watch below and see what happens.