Rhyme Report CHARLY BLISS Announce Tour & Share New Single & Video Calling You Out

Published on June 8th, 2024 | by Just Jay


CHARLY BLISS Announce Tour & Share New Single & Video “Calling You Out”

Charly Bliss share “Calling You Out,” the addictive new single from their recently announced forthcoming album, FOREVER, out August 16 on Lucky Number. The song comes with a video directed by Adam Kolodny and inspired by the Beastie Boys “Shake Your Rump” music video from 1989 and Wong Kar-wai’s 1995 film Fallen Angels.

“Falling in love with someone wonderful, I didn’t know how to not fall into the same bullshit that was part of all my previous relationships – namely jealousy. I wasted a lot of time at the beginning trying to poke holes, to see if it was all for real. I think I was trying to protect myself, I’ll find the catch before the catch finds me! But there was no catch,” Eva Hendricks explains.

Release New Single + Video CALLING YOU OUT

Announce 2024 North American Tour Forever Out August 16 On Lucky Number

Last month the band announced FOREVER with a video for lead single “Nineteen.” Jack Antonoff took to social media and praised the song, calling it “outstanding,” while NPR said it’s “worthy of a placement on The O.C. back in the early 2000s” and Rolling Stone called it a “ballad of the highest order, complete with a saxophone solo and the complex nostalgia that can still strike years after a broken heart.”

Additionally, Charly Bliss is announcing a headline tour in the fall. Tickets are available via the band’s website. All dates are below.

FOREVER, produced by Jake Luppen (Hippo Campus) and Caleb Wright (Samia) along with the band’s Sam Hendricks, is full of the band’s biggest, brightest power pop yet, but it’s an evolution, not a departure. FOREVER crams a lifetime of feeling, decades of friendship, and years of craft into a batch of sonically tight but emotionally vast songs that activate the pleasure centers in your brain. The songs shimmer and burst, the way fireworks look like they should sound.

Charly Bliss is Eva Hendricks, Sam Hendricks, Spencer Fox, and Dan Shure.

Tour Dates:

Sept 5 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Sept 6 – Cambridge, MA @ Royale

Sept 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sept 11 –  Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall

Sept 12 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig

Sept 13 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

Sept 14 – Cudahy, WI @ X-Ray Arcade

Sept 17 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Sept 18 – St Louis, MO @ Old Rock House

Sept 20 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

Sept 23 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theater

Sept 24 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Sept 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club

Sept 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

Sept 30 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

Oct 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

Oct 4 – Austin, TX @ Parish

Oct 5 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Oct 7 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)

Oct 8 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

Oct 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

When Charly Bliss sat down to write new music, they started with a simple directive: “It has to be fun.” When the writing process began in 2020, the world was in the midst of, among other things, a fun deficit, the kind of endorphin drought that only a new Charly Bliss record could remedy. “Fun is our natural state,” says guitarist Spencer Fox. “No one has more fun than us and no one loves each other more than us.” On the road, the quartet spends all their time together “giggling and being stupid.” Not surprising from a band made up of lifelong friends, including a pair of siblings. Eva describes the bond with her bandmates as “the biggest relationship of her life.”

Still, the rigorous experience of recording, releasing, and touring their second album, 2019’s Young Enough, left the band feeling creatively overcooked, the result of wanting everything about the record and shows to be perfect. It’s a feeling they were intent on shedding as they commenced work on their third LP. A pair of non-album singles (“I Need a New Boyfriend,” “You Don’t Even Know Me Anymore”) released last year had the band and their fans primed for a new full-length album.

While working on previous albums, Charly Bliss had done their songwriting in a room together. But the FOREVER writing sessions began with Eva halfway across the planet in Australia. Ironically, the remote writing process brought the bandmates closer than ever. With no deadlines to hit or tour dates on the books, Fox, Shure, and the two Hendrices (pluralized like “matrix”) took their time generating new songs. With no ticking clock, the band felt free to explore and experiment.

Eva recorded demos on her phone while sitting in a parked rental car. Several time zones away, Sam jotted down ideas in the middle of the night. Unsurprisingly, the record is suffused with a sense of sleeplessness. The jittery feeling of new love. The raw insomnia brought on by heartache. The late nights spent out (or in) with friends new and old. The full-body cringe of remembering who you used to be and learning how to love that person. You know, the kind of big feelings that make it hard to shut your brain off. Front to back, the album plays like a love letter to love letters. It was all made possible by the band giving itself space to breathe, for the individuals who make up Charly Bliss to grow together despite the distance between them.

Charly Bliss

1. Tragic

2. Calling You Out

3. Back There Now

4. Nineteen

5. In Your Bed

6. I’m Not Dead

7. How Do You Do It

8. I Don’t Know Anything

9. Here Comes The Darkness

10. Waiting For You

11. Easy To Love You

12. Last First Kiss


About the Author

Comments are closed.

Back to Top ↑