Thursday, August 20, 2020

New from Chartreuse - 'Enemy’s Belly'

Credit: Connor Schofield 

Words: Sam Geary 

After dropping 'Tall Grass' last month, Birmingham's Chartreuse now share a new track, the stirring 'Enemy’s Belly'. Both tracks are from their upcoming EP 'Keep Checking Up On Me', due for release on October 9 via Communion Records.

The song is shared alongside a stunning video shot on the Long Mynd in Shropshire by director Joe Connor (Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Georgia), who was also at the helm for the visuals of recent 'Tall Grass'.

“'Enemy's Belly' was written a few years ago and originally started with the bass parts. We had never started an idea like that before so it took a bit of trial and error," reveals co-vocalist Michael Wagstaff.

"We ended up recording it all into the computer and cutting and sticking and arranging it like that which was a new process for us. We then learnt how to play it together but were struggling to finish it off with lyrics and nothing was really sticking, so I had a deep search into old lyric books and found a poem I had written about things unsaid and the feeling of cowardice because you haven't spoken your mind, which fitted perfectly for the song. It was produced by Luke Smith at his studio in Tottenham and is one of our favourite tracks to play live.”

Chartreuse plan a run of live shows in December. Scroll down for dates.

Live dates

08 Hope & Ruin, Brighton
09 The Lexington, London
10 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

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