Jackie Charles is something bigger than a solo project: it’s a band centred around Kaja Bremnes, another of an ever-increasing number of Berlin-based Nordic musicians.
Despite the project starting a couple of years back, it’s only now that they’re kicking into gear properly in terms of recorded output, with a single, “Birthday Girl”, arriving last year. Now they’re back with another, “Time Travel”. The modus operandi of the track sticks to the same lines as its predecessor: Take a sparky, snappy indie-pop song, and expand and mutate it into something more sprawling and strange with an injection of psych-rock vibes.
“Reality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and sometimes living in the past is better than being in the present,” say the band. “Haven’t you ever wanted to travel back to a time when things were less complicated and you felt safe?”