It helps any musician or band when at least a couple if not all of them are devoted to the music, and Sam and Eva Hendricks did manage to grow up being raised by very devoted music fans. This helped immensely when it came to sticking it out and creating their own band with a couple of friends that helped them to become Charly Bliss, a power pop band that hails from Brooklyn, New York. This group might not be the most well-known in the world but listening to their sound you can at least get the feeling that they get into what they do and don’t lack for enthusiasm or passion. While they’ve been around since 2011, not all that long compared to some of the greats and even moderately popular groups, they still have the kind of determination and ability that could easily carry them through into another decade where they might continue to get bigger and even more popular.
Here are a few of their best songs for you to listen to.
It’s very true that the band has grown quite a bit from what they used to be when they were just friends that met at summer camp. But they still have that kind of pop sound that we got used to hearing in the 90s and 2000s, at least for a while. In some ways it’s a kind of fun way to get get nostalgic about the past since it reminds us what pop music used to be like back when we were younger. The idea that it’s still popular isn’t hard to swallow since it’s still fun and energetic, but when it comes to being marketable it does seem to lose a bit of its veracity, not much but a bit at least.
A lot of bands tend to have the same sound with every track they produce and while it’s not always a negative it is something that stands as a definite signature that can be good or bad depending upon the reaction of the fans. A lot of people happen to like the fact that some bands sound completely different from anyone else, but if you really listen to this band you get the feeling that they sound a lot like other bands in many ways but with their own distinctive hook that separates them just enough. The downside is that after listening to so many pop bands you might be of the mind that a lot of them do sound as they came from the same rough mold.
3. Hard To Believe
Jonathan Bernstein from Rolling Stone wrote that the band does take its inspiration from a few other pop bands much as you’d expect but they do try to do their own thing and make it unique. Like the issue with writing a novel however there are so many ideas out there already that trying to put your own spin on it is kind of difficult since there are so many different angles that people have tried and mined out as far as profits and fan interest go. But thankfully that doesn’t really stop anyone these days since the idea is that as bands come and go people are going to keep searching for a sound they like and that they can follow for a while.
This song almost felt as though it was going to be slower and a little more reserved than the others with the way it started. And to be honest it did have a nice, calm intro, but after that it still kept a fairly decent pace that didn’t seem quite as energetic as a lot of their other songs. One of the best ways to thrive as a band is diversify in your sound just enough so as to not give people too much of the same thing that might grow stale after a while. This song definitely delivers something a little different since it keeps a pretty measured pace and has a rather interesting message given by its visuals.
It’s a wonder why this band hasn’t gone any farther than it has so far, but then again there is hope that they might be picked up eventually by a wide number of fans and finally given their due since they do have a very interesting sound and it would seem that they need to be recognized in a bigger way. It wouldn’t be a big surprise if their music took off and hit another level that allowed them to become the stars that already should be. But it could be something about their sound that has kept them back at this point, no matter that they’re a lot of fun to listen to and watch.
One of these days we might be hearing a lot more from them.