Loneliness is the storming debut single from 22 year old Charlie Weller, a slice of anthemic introspection that serves as a bold introduction to a compelling new Brit-rock talent.
Released initially at the end of last month (August 2020) and drawing on the heavy/melodic influence of Linkin Park and Bring Me The Horizon, Loneliness has already graced the iTunes Rock Chart Top 10 - peaking at #5, as well as peaking at #120 on the main chart across all genres.
A solid diet of his dad’s Led Zeppelin and Cat Stevens albums preceded Weller discovering Slipknot, System of a Down and Korn at 13 (via an older brother, in time-honoured fashion) - and that potent mix of influences has been shaping his writing since.
“I don’t think I’ve ever written anything that wasn’t a direct response to something going on in my life, or my own head,” says Charlie. “It’s the most natural way for me to process and deal with stuff.
“I’ve been working on music since I was 16 and Loneliness came out of a pretty dark place a couple of years ago. Writing the lyrics was definitely a case of needing that cathartic experience of getting stuff out of my head and down on paper. It’s amazing to have the single done and out in the world now. It’s not always a comfortable experience, but making music is my way of making sense of life, I suppose.”
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Born and raised in Horley, Surrey (which counts The Cure’s Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst among its previous residents), 22 year old Charlie Weller is the youngest of five siblings and inherited his love of music from a guitar-teaching, pub-and-club gigging dad and the record collections of his older brothers.
Citing influences including Slipknot, Parkway Drive and Linkin Park, Weller makes music that trades equally in melody and anthemic energy. His debut single ‘Loneliness’ was released September 2020.
And in case you were wondering (you were, weren’t you?) - no, he is no relation of the other Weller, despite the Surrey connection he shares with The Modfather. Happy to clear that up.