Words by Tom Mughal
Despite looking like a Victorian cad, there’s nothing old-fashioned about King Charles. His trendy calypso guitar lines are reminiscent of Vampire Weekend coupled with his Jack Sparrow-esque look makes for a charming style. A style that’s put to perfectly good use in the new single from his upcoming album, both titled ‘LoveBlood.’
A short song, only just going over 2 and a half minutes, ‘LoveBlood’ is unbelievably catchy. You’ll find yourself chanting “I’ve got love in my blood..” for days on end. The track’s lyrics reflect the story behind them; written whilst recovering from brain trauma caused by nearly dying in a ski accident three years ago, it focuses on the classic theme of not taking your love for granted.
Not that this is by any means a bad thing. Lines such as “take a picture before we’re old, we’ve never looked so beautiful”’ complement the upbeat, happy rhythm. After all, with music like this you wouldn’t really expect him to be singing his thoughts on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
X-Factor backstory aside, King Charles’ new single is an impressive one. Hopefully it will catch the attention of radio DJs ahead of his debut album release on 7th of May. If ‘LoveBlood’ and his previous singles are anything to go by then, this will most definitely be an album to look out for this year.
The next single from King Charles, ‘LoveBlood’, will be released on the 20th of February on Island.