23-year-old singer-songwriter Charlee Remitz shines brightly on every track that her crisp and expressive voice graces. Not shy of confronting complex situations, her aperture on modern emotion is on full display throughout her forthcoming album Sad Girl Music. Filled with sparkly, electro-pop production, the Montana born singer-songwriter takes listeners through a whirlwind of a relationship. From realising her first affections to acknowledging her own Devilish charm, fans are transported to an alternate reality of long desert drives and Hollywood Halloween parties.
It’s an impressive long player debut from the young songwriter, who speaks beyond her years on the project.
On the narrative behind Sad Girl Music, Charlee shares:
“In June, we broke my heart. It wasn’t as simple as, “he did it.”
No. Because I did it too.
I think he wanted to be let go. He couldn’t do it himself.
I grasped at his fingertips, bracing myself at the cliff’s edge while he dangled into whatever void would swallow him should I decide to loosen my grip and set myself free.
That’s when I lost myself.
Those final weeks, when I knew we were done, but I couldn’t stand up, walk away, trust that if I let him fall, he won’t come apart, or I won’t jump in after him. Finally, I slipped my hand from his.
That’s where my story begins. Sad Girl Music isn’t about him. It’s about me.
It’s about drowning so you can become what you cannot possibly be when you stay above the surface. Sadness is not a weakness. Sadness is a triumph.”