London-based duo Charlotte Spiral will release their debut EP Ideal Life on 7 February 2020 via Chapped Lips. Today they reveal the EP’s first single “Wide Eyed” along with a clip directed by Morgan Sinclair.
Produced by Charlotte Spiral and Dan Carey (MIA, Kate Tempest, Sia, Bat For Lashes), a collaboration born out of time spent in Dan’s Streatham studio, the vocals on “Wide Eyed” are lush and nostalgic, soaring above ethereal piano and polished production.
“Wide Eyed” is about wishing it was easier to enjoy the simple things in life, instead of comparing yourself to the people around you. It’s about wanting to be able to achieve something easily but being frustrated by the difficulties you face to get to it,” the band explain. “Dan’s method of working is based on making quick decisions and committing to them, which resulted in a sound that feels very instinctive and strong in its identity.”