PREMIERE: Charlz shares intimate acoustic version of ‘Colors’
Rising star CHARLZ let fans in a few weeks ago with her most vulnerable release yet with her new single, ‘Colors’. Working with M-PHAZES for the release, she told Red Bull upon its release, ‘“I wrote Colors amid a hard chapter of my life. There was a glass wall between me and things of colour and beauty. I strove to experience the joy and warmth again. Colors depicts that time in my life.” Playing with dynamics, the track blooms and swells as Charlz softly sings and muses about getting back into the colours, and breathing life back into her mind. Now, she’s stripped it all down and unveiled an even more intimate version with an acoustic cover today, cutting right to the core of her message.
Speaking of this acoustic version, Charlz said, “I love singing in spaces that have a natural reverb, so I was trying to think of somewhere that would be interesting to film a live music video. We didn’t have a gymnasium at the school I attended, so I was excited at the chance to play around and film a live music video for ‘Colors’ in one.” Completely flipping the script, Charlz‘ softer, gentler approach amplifies the vulnerability and intimacy of her song, almost as if she’s letting you in on a secret rather than painting a picture of her breathing something new into her life as in the original.
With her stunning voice on full display here, coupled with gentle guitars, the acoustic version of ‘Colors’ is one that stays with you for a long time after Charlz has sung her final notes. It’s a beautiful moment that we’re allowed in on, and Charlz‘ hushed tones and soft harmonising makes you sway and cherish those times where we’ve gone through changes and come out the other side. Tipped to be releasing more music throughout this year, Charlz is one exciting artist we’ll be keeping both eyes firmly fixed on!
Words by Emma Jones