Track Review: Telepathy // Charlotte Hall
Influenced by the likes of Paramore, Fleetwood Mac, Sam Fender, Blondie and Yungblud, UK-based Charlotte Hall certainly has a varied taste in music. Not only is the taste a melting pot of musicians, but also the foundation for her genre-defying style. Since her debut single ‘Bombshell’ hit the virtual stands, Charlotte has found herself receiving coverage from BBC Introducing York, BBC Radio, Rising Artists Blog, RGM, Sinusoidal Music and The Other Side Reviews. The latest addition to her critically acclaimed discography is the single ‘Telepathy’.
Following the indie-pop meets pop-rock track ‘Squeeze’, Charlotte adopts heavier, more synth-rock sound in ‘Telepathy’. Working with multi-instrumentalist Tom Orrell, ‘Telepathy’ is a whirlwind of dynamic guitars and drums wrapped in powerful synths. I get a strong 80s-synth feel in ‘Telepathy’, however, the cleverly arranged guitar riffs not only add a more rock-inspired style but also an obscure edginess to the song. Layering the instrumentation with Charlotte’s unique vocals, the UK-based duo creates a kaleidoscopic ambience in a cinematic soundscape.
One of the things I love about Charlotte Hall’s music is how the soothing melody can be forceful without feeling too overwhelming. Her vocals are angelic and bring an ethereal depth to the melody. Charlotte shares that ‘Telepathy’ was inspired by artists like Tears For Fears and Depeche Mode – something evident in the wistfulness of the sound.
I could go on and on about the melody and Charlotte’s outstanding voice but there is more than just an awesome melody to go on. Using a personal narrative, Charlotte is able to connect with listeners using deep themes, poetic lyricism and intimate content.
“’Telepathy’ is about a controlling friendship I was in a few years ago. I am in a good place to share my experience as these days I feel indifferent about this person and what happened to me. It’s based on moments of realisation that I had been lied to several times, had my trust broken, and them projecting their insecurities onto me. From that experience I can say to anyone in a similar situation, you can get out and leave at any point…” – Charlotte Hall on ‘Telepathy’