Charlie Hole is a pop singer from the coastal town of Bournemouth, UK. Not too long ago, he released “The City”, the third single from his upcoming album, entitled, “Beautiful Decay”.
Charlie Hole – “The City”
“I wrote The City after moving out of London and reflecting on my time there with the benefit of a bit of space and distance. I’ve always been hugely influenced by my surroundings and London really imposed itself on my writing in a lot of ways. It left a mark on me for sure.” – Charlie Hole
‘The City’ contains a relatable storyline, alluring vocals, and an ear-welcoming instrumentation perfumed with a nostalgic vibe.
“I loved London but it damn nearly killed me. There were definitely times where I just couldn’t breathe or hear myself think and I just had to get away from it all, back to sea. I also had some amazing times there and I learned so much about myself and the world.” – Charlie Hole
London, the capital and most populous city in England, is personified as a woman who promises the world to Hole before crushin’ all of his dreams. She represents the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between.
“I often felt overwhelmed living in a place that had seen so much history. And I couldn’t help but feel that in some way we were stitching ourselves into its tapestry somehow. I used to think about all the people who had passed through that place over the years. How many stories it could tell, how many dreams it had made or broken over all that time. I also wanted to give the city a personality, like it was this omniscient presence watching over all of us, deciding who was going to win or lose on any given day, like it held all of us in the palm of its hands. I felt like it was bigger than all of us and I wanted to get that across in the song. There’s a bit of everyone in there I hope.”
In conclusion, Charlie Hole is a charismatic singer, someone to keep an ear out for in 2018 and beyond. We recommend adding his “The City” single to your personal playlist.