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EXCLUSIVE: Charles Howl feat. Jenny Green – ‘Eveline’ video premiere

The new single from Charles Howl – Berlin-based musician. filmmaker and videographer Danny Nellis – takes us on a journey across land and sea and time.

Inspired by a friend’s success in the US, ‘Eveline‘ was written and demoed in Paris at a point when Danny wanted to put space between himself and his old life in London. The initial version was revisited and reworked more recently with Jenny Green, who also sings on the song.

The final version was recorded in London by Euan Hinshelwood and mixed by Richard Ian James. It shows a further move away from the Charles Howl initial abrasive surf-garage guitar efforts to an increasingly sophisticated synth and minimal guitar arrangement.

‘Eveline’ is about a friend overcoming insecurities and imposter syndrome by achieving a longtime dream.

‘It’s simply a tale of a proud friend wishing another luck on her first solo exhibition in New York. It was one of the first tracks on the album that was written utilising a drum machine, to keep a driven pop sensibility,’ says Danny.

The video for the song which we are pleased to premiere today, was shot between Berlin and London. It features a solitary figure in leathers on a motorbike riding across the planes of a desert, kicking up sand in his wake, exploring freedom and wide open space.

‘The video for Eveline is about journeys, longing and dirt bikes. Clouds of dust and smoke were used to haze out the mixture of green screen, real time and stock footage merging all of these elements together to create a singular feeling that mimics the musical tone of the track
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Eveline is the second from collection of songs to be shared this year, a follow up to the 2017 album ‘My Idol Family’. The beginning of 2022 saw a sold out headline show at Paper Dress Vintage in London for Independent Venue Week, and release of single ‘Dreamer In A Bad Way’.

Charles Howl plays Marie Antoinette in Berlin on 16 June with his full live band. He will be joined by Yung Paul Arámbula and DJ Loa Mauna.

 

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