NYC’s Charly Bliss have shared a video for new song ‘Chatroom’, taken from their upcoming album ‘Young Enough’.
In the video, the band’s Eva Hendricks ends up in a dangerous situation and under mind control in a cult-like group.
Explaining the meaning of the track, Eva says: “I was sexually assaulted by someone I dated and I wrote ‘Chatroom’, and most of Young Enough, as a way of processing that experience and explaining it to myself. ‘Chatroom’ is a song about reaching ecstatic joy through consuming rage. Simply put, it’s a colossal ‘fuck you’ and a celebration of reaching the point of a ‘fuck you’ that isn’t diluted by self-blame or apologies.
“I feel so lucky to have worked with [director] Maegan Houang on this video. I felt an immediate sense of mutual trust, and she produced a treatment that directly addresses the themes of trauma, misogyny and mind control without resorting to a literal representation of the lyrics. It’s tonally the darkest video we’ve ever made, and I think it anchors the intent of song which might otherwise be obscured by the fact that it’s also our most direct foray into larger-than-life pop music.”
The band’s new album is due out on 10th May. They previously shared a video for album track ‘Capacity’.
Watch the video for ‘Chatroom’ below.