…calling to me, ALMOST CHARLIE Go A Little Easy
by Walter Price
For fans of the beautifully constructed melodies and/or the cerebrally poetic verses by the likes of Band of Horses, Sufjan Stevens, Sam Beam, or you just dig songs that induce emotional responses—the recent single “Go a Little Easy” by ALMOST CHARLIE will certainly fill your needs.
As time carries us through its seasons, our shells age, our chapters seem to write themselves, and things can feel a little more complicated than the year before— is the sentiment I’m gleaning from this sympathetic single. A song with its DNA intertwined with the seminal psych and folk songs we all grew up on. Charlie Mason’s sentimental lyrics are accented with Oded Kaydar’s lush keys, Delphine Maillard/Steffen Schlosser’s soft grooves, and punctuated by a surprise visit by Martin Klingeberg’s trumpet. But that’s not all…
To add even more charm to this already brilliant song-crafting masterclass is the accompanying music video. Created by vocalist Dirk Homuth, the retro vibe animation harkens back to those hallowed Saturday morning cartoons when your favorite drawn heroes would end up in a band. Why not… The subtle playfulness is the icing on the cake.
“Go a Little Easy” is from the aptly titled LP “A Whisper In A World Too Loud” and you can stream the single and see its music video, here at the GTC.
ALMOST CHARLIE Go A Little Easy
Artist photo & Album Artwork via Bandcamp
Lyrics by Charlie Mason
w/ Martin Klingeberg on Trumpet
“Almost Charlie was formed in the summer of 2003, when singer-guitarist Dirk Homuth of Berlin, Germany answered an Internet ad from New York City lyricist Charlie Mason, who was searching for a composer. What resulted is a transatlantic songwriting duo who, to this day, has never met.” – story