Charles Cave is perhaps best known as the bass player – one of the main songwriters – in White Lies.
A band who blended brittle cold wave electronics to skeletal post-punk atmospherics, the trio's overwhelming success was matched to a thirst for genuine creativity.
London-based Charles Cave turned solo last year, introducing himself via a pair of darkly seductive tracks.
Clash is able to present the songwriter's new cut 'Too Much', and it's a real gem. The glistening 80s sounds in the production sit at odds to the contemplative songwriting, with 'Too Much' coming over like the lost soundtrack to an empty night drive.
Charles explains: “I feel like I’m getting closer to the music that first made an impression on me as I was growing up, and theres some subtle nods to Paul Simon and Talking Heads here, but also I continue to indulge my love for the kind of 80’s FM radio hits that always seemed to be featured on compilations called things like, ‘The Best Driving Album In The Universe’, and I like to think of my music as fitting in with those aesthetics. Emotive yet uplifting pop that keeps you company on a night drive or you play drunk at the end of the party.”
Check it out now.