If you’re wondering why her name sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve probably listened to Charlotte Hatherley through some random portal without knowing it. You might recognize the English singer-songwriter from her tour alongside KT Tunstall, Client, or Bat for Lashes. Or maybe you’ve heard her solo indie-pop tracks “White” or “Alexander.” Whatever way you know her from the past, throw it out the window. Because shit’s about to get real.
With Hatherley’s newest endeavor, it’s clear she wants to shake things up. Sylver Tongue was unveiled earlier this year through a free MP3 download. “Hook Me Up” was enough to pique the interests of indie-lovers who also enjoy Imogen Heap, Sia, Discovery, Jem, MGMT, and many more. Her second track, “Creatures,” was released on May 21.
With “Hook You Up,” listeners are introduced to a seductive blend of rhythmic techno beats and smooth vocals. “Creatures” is it’s kinkier little sister. If these two tracks are a good indicator of the rest of the album, due out early next year, you can expect a sexy, seductive blend of mid-to-fast techno beats mixed in with slightly creepy lyrics and a lot of kink.
To compare Charlotte Hetherley’s albums to U.S. history, her previous work is the marginally rebellious 1950′s housewife, and Sylver Tongue is the experimental sex and drug phase of the 60′s. So feel free turn on that strobe light and paint your face, people!