Chartreuse have shared their new single ‘Switch It On, Switch It Off’.
The band recently linked with Orlando Weeks for their song ‘Satellites’, displaying their poetic touch in the process. Continuing their creative run, the four-piece hone in on their indie songwriting for another dose of wisdom.
Out now, ‘Switch It On, Switch It Off’ puts you in mind of The National’s emotional heft, but there’s also a distinctly British flavour to the songwriting. Punchy yet also openly melodic, Chartreuse seem determined to forge their own path.
Lyrically, ‘Switch It On, Switch It Off’ deals with over-thinking, and the hyper-critical voices we develop in our head. Vocalist Mike Wagstaff had to say on the track…
“I wish I could control the switch in my head from overthinking and negativity. Through the verses, ‘Switch It On, Switch It Off’ darts between memories, fantasies, daydreams and landscapes – snapshots from a busy mind. You have to observe and take them in quickly before they pass.”
The visual for the single was shot by Jacek Zmarz in the Surrey Hills, with Chartreuse citing Andrei Tarkovsky’s ‘Mirror’ as a key point of influence.
Catch Chartreuse on tour this November – watch ‘Switch It On, Switch It Off’ below.
Photo Credit: Louis Bever