Given the title, I knew Charlie Moss’ latest single “Scared to Be Lonely” was going to hit hard. But the up and coming Indie artist surpassed my expectations with their sticky-sweet evocative aural assault.
As much as I love Elliot Smith, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and all of the other pensively iconic greats. I love nothing more than hearing a new Indie artist offering the same lovelorn magnetism under a completely new guise. And that is exactly what Charlie Moss achieved with Scared to Be Lonely. It’s contemporary, it’s authentic, and its beguiling progressions will have you hooked from the prelude.
With elements of Post Punk, Indie, and Pop in Scared to Be Lonely it’s as cutting as it is mellifluous. That should be paradox. Instead, it’s proof that Charlie Moss can summon plenty of alchemy through their deftly constructed tracks.
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can feel the weight of the single for yourselves. In the meantime, head on over to Spotify where you can check out earlier singles from Charlie Moss & follow them to make sure you don’t miss out on the release.
Review by Amelia Vandergast