Glaswegian Charlie Clark is building up a magnificent body of work in anticipation of his newly announced album ‘Late Night Drinking’, accompanied by the release of the title track. We’ve already swooned with admiration for his previously released tracks ‘Don’t Have A Cow‘, ‘A Bridge To Your Idol‘ and ‘No Big Deal‘, and the new single and album title track ‘Late Night Drinking’ further augments the list.
Clark says of the the track:
Late Night Drinking is the official 2nd single and title track from my debut. It was the last song I wrote for the album and it’s really about my marriage falling apart in Los Angeles.
There is a deep sense of loss and pain that cuts through the sparkling instrumentation. Sharp, crisp twelve string guitar strings jangles and sparkles while layered harmonies serve to create a shimmering and bold strike as Clark tells of late night shenanigans with a touch of melancholy and wry humour:
I was thinking, I could stay late night drinking, it’s better this way, I don’t want to be alone, I can’t go home.
This is yet another glorious track from Clark: immense choruses and and deep heartfelt lyrics that serve to tighten the throat and quicken the pulse. It is vital and organic music: guitar driven indie pop at its very best, augmented by a monochromatic stark visceral and raw perfomance video that is mesmerising. Alcohol and late night excess seems to seep from the pores of the musicians as well as an existential sense of loss and sadness:
You can stream the single via Spotify or SoundCloud or though the link above. ‘Late Night Drinking is being released through No Big Deal Music, an independent record label based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
‘Late Night Drinking’ was produced by Jason Shaw (Cambodian Space Project) and mastered by Mark Gardener from RIDE. It also features Calum Buchanan (The Sea Atlas) and was recorded in Uig on the Isle of Skye.