Charles HS is on a musical journey, and he’d like you to join him. His music sounds like torn pages of a journal, honest and revealing. This is the refreshing style of music he makes. Whether singer-songwriter magic, indie pop or bordering towards indie rock, he makes each song worth the while. He also makes the effort to make each song a simplified aural journey. This is his latest single, Moonlight.
Part of a double A side, Moonlight and Black and White, give two parts of a puzzle. It isn’t for solving, but you’d like to look at this final picture. Moonlight starts off as a simple indie rock song would, drums and synth working in tandem. As you soak in the rays, metaphorically, you see the volume and voice come in. Charles HS has a calming, soothing voice that call to the moment and memory. The modulation and care to lyrics ensure he doesn’t just sing the words, he feels them in this recording too. The chorus changes tone, not only in the vocals but instrumentals as well. There is a little more wire, heat to the song. You become more aware of the words, they strike as coins against tin.
The guitar accents are worth noting, making it a vivid listening experience. From The Fault in Our Stars to Breathe, the feeling of romance is warm. It isn’t evident pressured through commonly used words, it’s more of the place and time. Charles HS does a brilliant job of constructing the scene around the protagonist with this kind of composition. Listen to his well written songs like Malibu Love and Tired Eyes to really feel the groove. You’ll play this dancing in the moonlight with the one you love.