With nods to the metal scene of the early 2000’s, Charlie Rees has return with the release of his latest single, “Hourglass”, an emotionally intoxicating four-minute ride through the artist’s darkest times. The follow-up to his single “Bitter Taste”, released in February, it shows a gentler side musically to Charlie’s style but packs no less of a punch.
Using his music to exorcise demons, Hourglass shows remarkable confidence, with layers peeled away to reveal a soulful voice and clinical musicianship. Cathartic for both Rees and the listener, it promises much for his upcoming album.
In fact, “Hourglass” is a far more introspective track than his debut single, and is, by the writer’s own admission, about a time when he was in a very bad place:
“I was in a toxic relationship – I was slipping down into previous depression I thought I recovered from. Those around me were turning against me and it was very much a reflective time for me. So, when I decided to look back on my relationships with others, specifically my girlfriend at the time, I realised that although there was so much love on my part and that there were good times, I had to come to terms with the facts; this isn’t going to last much longer and it is better that we part ways before we become more hurt than we already are, so we can move on and help better ourselves and our lives”
Today we are pleased to team up with Rees for the release of their new music video for the track, a video that captures most of the essence of the song itself in a very minimalistic way.