Charlie Houston - I Hate Spring [EP]
Houston’s lush ectronic production shares similarities to the indie-pop of BENEE and Gus Dapperton while her breathy, androgynous vocals evoke the captivating immediacy of contemporaries, Empress Of, King Princess, Faye Webster and Charlotte Day Wilson. “Calls” debuted with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music 1 show and continues to climb many playlists including Spotify “New Music Friday” “Singled Out” “Fresh & Chill” “indie pop & chill” + Apple Music “Unwind” “Indie Pop” “Pop Chill” and “Wildflower”.
Throughout the collection, Charlie bravely bares her personal struggles such as mental health issues, romantic heartbreak, first kisses and discovering the fluidity of her sexual identity along the way. Working with producer Chris Yonge, I Hate Spring features five downtempo pop tracks infusing progressive electronic sounds with raw, melodic guitar and pop-R&B vocals. The poetic lyrics intentionally do not include pronouns because the beautifully crafted stories are authentically relatable to any listener.