"Fool" from Charly Coombes
From the album "RUN"
FOOL is the second single release from the album RUN which was released on 24 March 2017. Fool was one of the first tracks Charly wrote for the album. It follows a story of self-rejection, dealing with moments that we've all felt in social situations, at some point. Charly says: "In truth, the feelings we experience are, more often than not, our own projections and paranoid assumptions about peoples perceptions of us. We convince ourselves that we're out of place and unwanted. Like the rest of my album, 'RUN', 'Fool' looks at a darker, more complex side of human nature; our drive to be appreciated and our unwillingness to believe it when it happens.”
ABOUT CHARLY COOMBES:
‘Black Moon,’ his second studio album, was released in September 2015. It is essentially a concept album, focusing on the darkness and wonder of space travel, past and future - and our place among the stars. Combining electronic and orchestral styles, ‘Black Moon’, is considered a major departure from the raw, acoustic sounds of ‘No Shelter’ and features the singles ‘Navigator’, ‘1961’ and ‘Silence & Purpose’.
His latest album ‘RUN’ was released in March 2017.
Coombes has used RUN to highlight the complexities of humanity. Amidst the darkness of RUN, there is also optimism and hope. Charly talks about health, death, corruption, obsession and love. RUN, is about standing up to reality, facing its ups and downs but above all surviving, no matter what. The darkly intense and unexpectedly hopeful energy that RUN conveys is a reflection of the troubled 80s, especially in England, where Charly lived in a small, quiet village near Oxford. Growing up in that decade alongside his siblings Rob and Gaz – who would later form Supergrass - Charly recalls being extremely affected by the end of Punk and the beginning of New Wave, a time of great change on the UK music scene. According to Charly, 2016 the year that his new album RUN was developed, has great resonance with the 1980s of his childhood. Charly underscores the stormy moments the world is experiencing now in “The Locust”, the albums fifth track. Musically, his influences include The Cure, Ultravox, Talking Heads, The Cars and, crucially, David Bowie who is referenced in “SPX” – the single from the album which was released on 10 March 2017. The source for this was an interview Charly rescued about the period when Bowie lived in Berlin.