The Outcharms – ‘To Be Young and in Love’ | SOTW

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The Outcharms release new track ‘To Be Young and in Love’ and receive SOTW for their brilliance


With us not selecting a Single of the Week last week, we decided this week can be extra special as we choose TWO yes TWO Single of the Week features this Sunday!

One of our selections come from the the Northern part of England in Doncaster, as The Outcharms’ latest track ‘To Be Young and In Love’ take one of the spots.

The track has quite an upbeat, happy-go-lucky melody which is tied together tightly with jangly pop guitars which is something not too dissimilar to some of The Smiths’ material earlier on in their career, but with a modern twist. Over the top you have the clear and cut vocals delivered by frontman Curtis Cooper. You hear tinges of fellow Yorkshireman Alex Turner in the cadence of his singing, and just how certain words come out or tail off at the end.

Contrasting to the upbeat melody, the lyrics are quite cynical as they’re delivered as an older head passing advice to younger people about falling in love, and how it’s not always sunny and gleaming rainbows. Lyrics like; “The opportunity knocks and it runs/you think your luck won’t change/ but you could just come up trumps”, and; “Where I’m from things are what they are/ and whatever will be will be”. Lines like this with the way they’re delivered, really make these my favourite feature off the song.

The Outcharms pop tendencies are magical at times in this track, and you can hear that as you make your way through their back-catalogue – which I highly recommend. With the year rapidly coming to a close, The Outcharms can look back on the year and be happy with what they’ve achieved, after what’s been a topsy turvy year for all.  With several great singles behind them now, when the world finally correct itself, it would be great to hear an EP release!

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