Behind the Music – Charlee Remitz on Chlorine for A.V.A. Live and American Pride Magazine4 / 23 / 2017
I think being aware of the present moment is a very enchanting thought. A romantic idea. Something I dream about but can’t fully wrap my brain around. See, I’m never here in the grand scheme of things. I’m always somewhere else. Floating off in the cosmos trying to predict my future, fearing my future, resisting my own existence, trying to plan for impending doom because I’ve forgotten how to let go of what I can’t control. And because I can’t control everything, I have the unfortunate propensity to assume the worst of things.
But there was a moment. A minute out of the many when I didn’t have such an aversion to life as it persists when I’m not pretending I can orchestrate it. I was with my friends, drinking wine in my grandparents’ pool. The sky was being all perfect. The air was being all perfect. The night was settling all perfect. And I remember looking around at all the people I loved. Looking up without trying to understand the universe. Drinking wine that wasn’t all that great. And thinking everything was wholly and truly perfect. And I was fine. And I had nowhere else I wanted to be. Not even five years into the future where I constantly swear I’ll have everything figured out, and life will be so so good to me.
I wanted that moment to be a song. That moment became Chlorine.
If I can say anything at all about the process of writing and recording this song, it’s that from the moment we perfected that intro, I couldn’t forget how it all sounded so much to me like the word Chlorine. (more…)
Stucco Houses featured in the final season of Bad Girls Club!4 / 18 / 2017
Saints Until Fridays (Acoustic) Out Now!4 / 13 / 2017
Charlee Remitz, with the help of Ramage Jacobs, recreated the title track from her second EP, Saints Until Fridays, acoustically. Watch the intimate performance here: Saints Until Fridays (Acoustic)
Fillin’ in for a Goddess (Acoustic) Out Now!3 / 9 / 2017
Charlee Remitz recreated a fan favorite from her debut album, Bright White Trims, “Fillin’ in for a Goddess” with longtime guitarist, Ramage Jacobs. Watch the intimate performance here: Fillin’ in for a Goddess (Acoustic)
Valley Tantrums Official Lyric Video Out Now!2 / 26 / 2017
The official lyric video for Valley Tantrums dropped on YouTube and Vevo today, including footage of Charlee Remitz wandering around the heart of Hollywood and exploring the famous Amoeba. View it here: Valley Tantrums (Official Lyric Video)
Chlorine – Acoustic Drops on YouTube and Vevo2 / 7 / 2017
Charlee Remitz released the acoustic version of the first single, “Chlorine” from her most recent release, Saints Until Fridays. View it here: Chlorine – Acoustic
Bmw – (Acoustic) Drops on Vevo and YouTube1 / 23 / 2017
Charlee Remitz released the acoustic version of her track, Bmw, on YouTube and Vevo. View it here: Bmw – (Acoustic)
Special thanks to: Jeremy Carberry, Bruce Guido, Daniel Carberry, Ramage Jacobs
Charlee Remitz Announces Two Shows at Red Music Gorilla Fest1 / 21 / 2017
Charlee Remitz will be playing two sets at Red Gorilla Music Fest during SXSW in Austin, Texas, this year.
March 15th, 7:00 at Darwin’s Pub
March 15th, 7:00 at Thirsty Nickel
1,000 Ruined Holidays Music Video Out Now!10 / 14 / 2016
Watch the music video for Charlee Remitz’s newest single, “1,000 Ruined Holidays” here: #1RHMusicVideo
Amplify Chats with Charlee Remitz10 / 10 / 2016
October 10, 2016
You may not recognise the name ‘Charlee Remitz’ now, but we guarantee you- she’s one to watch!
We spoke to American singer-songwriter Charlee Remitz about her new EP (Saints Until Fridays), the songwriting process and her aspirations for the future!
AMPLIFY: Congratulations on your debut album, Saints Until Fridays! We love listening to it in the office! Tell us about it!
CHARLEE REMITZ: Thank you! It’s a new era. I love new eras!
Saints Until Fridays was a song. And then it was two songs. Three songs. Fine–let’s make it four songs. Well, no, four seems like an awkward number. Five. We’ll stop at five.
And we actually did. My producer, Mike, and I managed to stop at five. I’m deeply impressed with us.
I didn’t analyze the meaning of Saints Until Fridays until recently. And when I sat there, in the car, listening to it over and over, trying to forget I wrote it, I realized I had written an album based around something I do so terribly much of–wish time away. (more…)
Charlee’s First Interview with Big Bang Radio10 / 8 / 2016
Listen to the interview here:
Charlee Remitz Interview with Big Bang Radio
Saints Until Fridays is Officially Out on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon9 / 23 / 2016
It’s here! Download Saints Until Fridays on iTunes now!
Charlee Remitz Premieres “Younger Blood” with BitCandy *Audio*9 / 23 / 2016
The Montana native songstress Charlee Remitz writes compelling pop songs for listeners who appreciate music that doesn’t fit a particular mold. Her lyrics are often reflective and carry specks of wisdom. Being that September 23rd marks the release date for her second EP, Saints Until Friday, she shares with us the premiere of one of the singles, “Younger Blood.”
The singer describes the single as song “about wishing time away.” It’s a wistful dark synth number that showcases Charlee’s sincere and open lyrics on the struggle of not valuing the present moment. Though the lyrics may illustrate an internal conflict, the end result of the production is truly a beautiful breakthrough. (more…)
New single “Chlorine” available for download on SoundCloud for a limited time only!8 / 20 / 2016
Charlee Remitz’s new single, “Chlorine,” described by Ultimate Music as atmospheric, is available for download on SoundCloud for a limited time only! Get it here: https://soundcloud.com/charlee-remitz/chlorine
Saints Until Fridays Album Cover Reveal8 / 16 / 2016
Charlee revealed her third studio album cover and name via her Instagram. Saints Until Fridays, out September 23rd!
Charlee Remitz premieres new single “Chlorine” exclusively with Ultimate Music8 / 16 / 2016
“Saints Until Fridays” is the upcoming second EP by American emerging singer-songwriter Charlee Remitz. It’s expected to be released on September 23rd via Trend Def (pre-order from August 21st).
This project arrives after the promotion of her debut album “Bright White Trims“, released in 2015 and it’s preceded by the first and lead single called “Chlorine“, which we have the honor to premiere it exclusively.
The song a fabulous and magnificent dream pop piece with a glorious and quite atmospheric synths and of course the breathy and quite smoky vocals of Charlee. The result is just bloody brilliant. (more…)
Album Number Three Set to Release September 23rd8 / 10 / 2016
Charlee will release her third studio album independently September 23rd. The album has two new songs and follows up her first two albums, These Veins and Bright White Trims. Tough acts to follow.
No More Division Reviews Bright White Trims2 / 17 / 2016
“Charlee Remitz is an artist from Bozeman, MT who recently released Bright White Trims. Her music relies on contemporary sounding production that fits nice and snug into the realm of pop. Most of it would work well in a club with an eclectic crowd. I was reminded of artists that ranged from Rihanna, Taylor Swift to Chvrches.” (more…)
Music Street Journal Review Bright White Trims1 / 28 / 2016
“With a wide range of sounds, this is modern pop music, but twisted in a very different way. There is psychedelia here, along with prog rock and a lot more. It does have a slight tendency to be overproduced, but not to the point of presenting a problem. A bigger problem is a tendency toward everything sounding the same. I do think this would be a stronger set (and avoid that) by leaving a couple songs off of the disc. Still, this would really be a good gateway album from prog rock fans looking to venture into modern pop stylings.” (more…)
Vents Magazine Reviews Bright White Trims1 / 16 / 2016
“Montana native Charlee Remitz, alongside contemporaries like Lana Del Ray, represents a brave new world of sorts for pop music. Her style synthesizes hard-nosed lyrical realism, steadfastly rejecting sugarcoated songwriting, with the glistening textures of modern pop to spectacular effect….”
Bright White Trims Charting at #152 on College Music Radio1 / 16 / 2016
Gashouse Radio Reviews Bright White Trims1 / 14 / 2016
“Few young performers are as brash, ambitious, and ultimately as talented as Charlee Remitz. Taking some of her cues from performers like Lana Del Rey and others of similar ilk, Remitz goes a step further and rejects attempts to pin her down in one particular area. Instead, the eight songs on Bright White Trims maintains a solid modern base while exploring a number of different musical textures seemingly determined to keep listeners on their toes. The exemplary production wisely focuses on Remitz’s voice without sacrificing any sonic balance. In the end, however, the most impressive aspect of this album remains Remitz, bristling with attitude to burn, and showing supreme confidence in her vocal talents.”
No Depression gives Bright White Trims 8/10 Stars1 / 13 / 2016
“Some might find Remitz a little too eager to shock her audiences, but as mentioned in the introduction, the strongest criticism you can level at Bright White Trims is it takes on too much for its own good. Listeners thankfully hear reflections of this phenomenon in the album’s musical energy and her vocals, but the dizzying creative designed to impress us all sometimes seems restless and overexerted. There’s no question, however, that this is a fine follow-up statement, if not among the finest from this genre in 2015, and positions Remitz ideally for the future.” (more…)
Skope Magazine gives Bright White Trims four stars1 / 13 / 2016
“Hailing from Montana, up and coming pop Charlee Remitz drops her debut album Bright White Trims. A shifty mixture of clubfriendly, beat-driven tunes and darker, ethereal indie electro pop, the record packs plenty of vibes into eight fresh, infectious tracks without overstaying its welcome. The production emphasizes the multi-layered keyboards, dub step thumps, and Remitz’s charming, multi-tracked vocal melodies.” (more…)
Dancing About Architecture Reviews Bright White Trims12 / 30 / 2015
“At first Bright White Trims seems like another female diva looking for a career. Then you play it again and you notice the subtle textures framing the vocal. You notice the smoky, late night feel, the drifting ambience that fills the place where less thoughtful artists would pile on the hooks and employ the more obvious studio tricks. After a while you realise that this is an artist who has started with the depth and emotion, the feel and the groove and added the more mainstream elements on to that rather than the other way around. A trojan horse bearing wonderful gifts surrounded by a field of donkeys packed with the same old pop fare.”
Photos Shot for new EP Cover12 / 10 / 2015
The Bmw, Stucco Houses, and Juicebox Season Lyric Videos Have Arrived12 / 6 / 2015
The Fillin’ in for a Goddess Lyric Video Has Arrived12 / 2 / 2015
Charlee’s Interview With Vents Magazine11 / 12 / 2015
How would you classify your music?
I’m not really sure. It wasn’t until I heard Lorde for the first time on the radio that I truly identified with a type of sound. I’ve pulled so much inspiration from that sort of somber, melodically tame, lyrically driven pop sound that she created and so I must credit her for opening up that genre and publicizing the importance of writing what you know. Similarly, I grew up listening to Taylor Swift, marveling at the quality of music she was able to write at such a young age. But country was never really my flavor, though I did do an alternative rock album that I wrote primarily on my guitar, inspired by Taylor, which opened up a lot of doors creatively for me. I would say after stumbling blindly through that phase, the dreadful Garageband-lead techno phase that followed, and then the electro-pop phase that came after that, I eventually tripped into Mike Gonsolin’s home studio in West Hollywood, Trend Def, where we reinvented my sound, something that I have described as ambient pop up until recently when someone suggested that dream pop would be a more suitable label. Perhaps I should have just said pop and saved the explanation, though I think the term “pop” is exceptionally shallow and will never do justice describing the music it is typically associated with.
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
Taylor Swift, Troye Sivan, G-Eazy, Frou Frou, Lorde.
BitCandy Reviews Bright White Trims9 / 18 / 2015
“Watch out Lorde—I think this girl might take your place in Taylor Swift’s girl squad. Montana-native turned Los Angeles-based new artist Charlee Remitz is bound to be the next big female voice in pop. The young singer-songwriter first stirred up some well-deserved buzz with her first EP, These Veins, and is now busy promoting her anticipated debut full-length album called Bright White Trims. Her music is packed with great lyrics, dark pop melodies, and some seriously fantastic production that you won’t be able to get enough of.”
Charlee Performs Bright White Trims for the First Time8 / 24 / 2015
Fillin’ in for a Goddess
Bitches & Ladders
A Year of “These Veins”7 / 8 / 2015
A year ago today, Charlee Released her debut EP self-titled These Veins. Written and produced in part in Bozeman, MT and in part in Nashville, TN, These Veins is an intimate musical experience that many described as peaceful and natural. The EP was recorded in February of 2014 with the help of Todd, Tom, and Brett at their boutique studio, Zod Lounge, in the outskirts of Nashville, TN, where Remitz resided at the time. After a successful college radio run, the EP encouraged Charlee to continue her musical journey to LA with the legacy of These Veins fueling her fire. (more…)
Charlee Remitz’s Debut Album Out Now!6 / 30 / 2015
Created in the fall of 2014, the long awaited arrival of Bright White Trims has finally come to a close. June 30th, 2015 marked the drop of Charlee’s highly anticipated debut album. After releasing the cover art in the beginning of April, the hype surrounding the album’s release only intensified. Dead set on keeping the album’s tracks a secret, Remitz waited until the last minute to release a track list and until the album was officially out to give any listeners a peak at the honesty that Remitz had strived to write. The release of three singles and a music video months before to help promote the album only served as a reminder to her fans that something big was coming. Remitz will spend the first week of the album’s release in Flathead, Montana, relaxing with family and celebrating the beginning of a new era.
“Bright White Trims” Release Date Pushed Back5 / 19 / 2015
The release date of Remitz’s debut album has officially been pushed back two weeks to June 30th, 2015. It’s not clear what the cause was for the extension.
“King’s Cup” Music Video Selected for mtvU’s Freshmen Five5 / 18 / 2015
mtvU selected “King’s Cup” to be apart of their Freshmen Five, a contest to find the next emerging artist’s music video to be put on the air. “New videos from Charlee Remitz, Delyon Don, Jukebox The Ghost, Temporary Hero and The Cinema are up for a spot in rotation on this round of The Freshmen.” Vote for “King’s Cup” here: http://www.mtvu.com/music/you-pick-the-video-that-gets-on-air-12/
“Bright White Trims” Coming Soon!4 / 13 / 2015
Just when we thought the surprises had ceased, Remitz shared cover art for her debut album set to release June 16th, 2015. After a few weeks of posting promo photos, the “news” has finally been revealed. We asked and she complied, describing the album as a mixture of several genres though majorly dominant in ambient pop. Sounds an awful lot like the description of her first three singles.
“King’s Cup” Music Video Release4 / 5 / 2015
April 5th, 2015 marked the release of the “King’s Cup” music video. Devoted to keeping her music video’s release date a secret, Remitz teased fans for months on end with stills, locations, promo photos, and themes behind the potential music video. The release was accompanied by three lyrics videos for her first three singles. All available on YouTube and Vevo.
Remitz Releases THIRD Single of 2015 – “Bitches & Ladders”3 / 3 / 2015
I don’t think I’m the only one noticing the pattern here. Shortly after the release of “Routines,” Remitz announced that a third single, “Bitches & Ladders,” was set to release March 3, 2015 not even a month after the release of “Routines.” And, surprise, surprise, the song has yet a different sound to pique listeners’ ears. Borderline hip-hop, “Bitches & Ladders” is finally here. A snappy stab at the social climbing lifestyle so many live, the song shows a side of Remitz that we’ve never seen before. Perhaps she’s drawn inspiration from her new-found home in the heart of Hollywood.
Remitz Releases Second Single of 2015 – “Routines”2 / 10 / 2015
That was fast! Shortly after the release of “King’s Cup,” Remitz announced that she had a second single, “Routines” coming a little over a month later. February 10, 2015, Remitz’s second single of 2015 dropped. The surprise came not only from the quick follow up, but also from the very different sounds the two song’s have. “King’s Cup” could be described as a mellow dub step while “Routines” could be described as a mixture of light, modern reggae and pop.
Remitz Announces “King’s Cup” Music Video1 / 23 / 2015
“King’s Cup” hasn’t been out for twenty days and Remitz has already promised a new single and a music video. Judging from the photo, Remitz has decided to stick to her roots and illustrate the song with a well known obsession of hers, sunset. If it’s anything like the song, fans can expect an explosive story-line and an even more explosive climax. Bruce Guido, the director, will make his way back into the world of music videos after a long drought to direct.
Debut Single “King’s Cup” Out Now!1 / 6 / 2015
Remitz’s fans knew something was coming. After a seven-month dry spell with no new music, Remitz announced in December of 2014 after her (coincidental? I think not) move to L.A. that she had a new single set to release January 6th, 2015. Leading up to the drop, she gave fans a weekly clip of the single’s lyric video. Finally here and worth the wait, “King’s Cup” is an explosive track that sheds light on the repercussions of being in an abusive relationship. In usual fashion, Remitz claims that the track comes from personal experience and hopes that her fans will be able to relate to it. She also hopes that fans of the These Veins EP won’t be disappointed with her new sound.