SINGLE REVIEW: Mallrat – Charlie

Continuing her dreamy and reflective indie-pop sound, Mallrat is ready to once again take over your playlists and have you feeling some kind of way. ‘Charlie’ is the lead single from her forthcoming third EP ‘Driving Music’ which will be released on September 6 and comes just after her run of dates with Allday, E^ST and JXN. 

The dreamy and nostalgic song is all about the love you feel for someone and the reciprocative love you want to feel back. Beginning with a stripped back production of just a simple piano, it’s a very raw and soothing contrast to the sound we have heard from the Brisbane singer-songwriter in the past. Admitting her feelings and hope for the future she confesses; “I just might love you forever. I hope you warm up to me. I hope your dreams are amazing”. Adding in finger clicks, rhythmic hand claps, dreamy synths and angelic harmonies throughout the track, she creates a wholesome and euphoric feeling that you’ll find yourself smiling along to instantly. 

As the song reaches it’s momentous peak, she compares the love she has and the devoted commitment she wants to feel, to the love she experiences with and from her golden retriever, Charlie. “All you gotta do is wait for me to get home. Like Charlie in the rain outside”. It’s a sweet sentiment that adds a lot of personality to the song as well as some extra wholesomeness. 

With it’s slow burning production, this song builds up to a euphoric release that embodies the perfect road-trip soundtrack to your sun-soaked memories as well as creates another wholesome singalong for her live set.

Pre-order a SIGNED copy of ‘Driving Music’ from Sanity HERE;–BONUS-STICKER-SET

Allday + Mallrat + E^ST + JXN Australian Tour

Saturday 17 August – Metro City, Perth,

Friday 23 August – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane *SOLD OUT*

Saturday 24 August – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

Friday 30 August – HQ Complex, Adelaide

Saturday 31 August – Festival Hall, Melbourne

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