With Charlie Moss’ latest dusting of energetic indie, it’s a case of “The Ride” by name, “Ride” by nature. With highs and lows and rises and drops, the Brighton musician takes the audience on an existential journey resembling a roller-coaster itself.
Charlie Moss oozes indie pop vibes made relevant by the likes of Vampire Weekend and Sea Girls, whilst also maintaining a grip on traditional indie styles. With an eclectic range of influences, from The 1975 to The Smiths, “The Ride” is Moss’ eight single release, each track more polished and more exciting than the last. Already achieving success on the ITunes charts, as well as key pillars of the indie media such as Gigslutz and Amazing Radio, Moss has an ever-expanding fanbase. Establishing himself as one of the best solo indie acts in Brighton, selling out gigs and being championed by the legends that are “This Feeling”, the frontman is paving a stable path to build from strength-to-strength.
The track “The Ride” itself is a vivacious and impassioned track with a much deeper meaning. Whilst the single may be categorised by 80s-inspired vocals and drum beats, its message is resonant and clear-cut. Asking existential questions about the meaning of life and how to make the most out of the time we have, a close analysis may seem too heavy for a sunny bank holiday weekend, but demonstrates bold and courageous songwriting nonetheless. For a young artist like Moss, the ability to write a song which works on different levels should only be commended.
With an indie pop sound perfect for a summer BBQ, as well as lyrics fit for quiet reflection in front of a fire, Charlie Moss’ latest track is sure to put a smile on your face and a tap in your feet.
'The Ride' is out now on all major streaming platforms.