CHVRLI BLVCK is a London-born singer/songwriter living in the New Forest, known for his vocal prowess and emotionally raw style. His music reflects his personal struggles with mental health, with an eclectic but immediately recognisable sound influenced by artists such as Jeff Buckley, The Maccabees, and Fiona Apple.
He began releasing music in mid-2022 and has quickly developed an online following, with over a quarter of a million streams, positive reviews, podcast interviews, and regular airplay on independent radio stations. He has also entered the live arena with success performing some small shows and is fast becoming an important member of the local scene.
‘Why Did You Go?’ is a poignant and deeply personal account of the aftermath of a breakup. It will be out 3rd March. Pre-save here.
How would you describe it?
“It begins as a gentle ballad, “people are already walking in my house” builds to a pleading refrain, “why did you go?” and concludes with the pain of acceptance, “feel like I missed my train”. Musically, it blends acoustic guitar with layered vocals and retro-inspired synths to create a hauntingly beautiful soundscape.”
Is this release different from your previous releases?
“This is the most painful song I have ever released, it’s not about being disillusioned with how messed up the world can be, or anything vague or external. It is specific and candid, and personal, and it makes me feel pretty naked letting it out into the world.”
What are you hoping to achieve with this release?
“For me this release means more than just getting some decent streaming numbers, or “making it”, going viral etc… It’s about sharing. My favourite music makes me feel connected. Listening to people expressing thoughts and emotions which I have experienced but am unable to relate. It makes you feel less alone and helps you to process. If I can achieve this even just a tiny little bit that would be amazing.”
When releasing a new single is there a sense of excitement or panic?
“Both, it flip flops back and forth to a dizzying degree. Right this moment? PANIC! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah etc.”
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