Charli Haruhi – 1st Density [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Channeled electronic flows

Tell us a few things about your new genre blending album “1st Density”.

This album came about from me studying the elements (earth, water, fire, air, spirit), both on a physical level and a spiritual, alchemical level. Discovering the nature of these elements within us and their ability to transform and empower us (if balanced) really inspired me! I wanted to share that discovery and really take listeners on an adventure within themselves. Engaging the body, mind, and spirit through some groovy, dancey sounds.

Which song of the album reflects you the most?

I wouldn’t really want to pick one. Every song on the album is produced and written by me. I put all of me into this album. So I would think all the songs would reflect me well. Though, If I had to pick one though I’d probably say “Alchemy”. Or maybe “Blew”.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

Daft Punk and Gorillaz have probably influenced my sound the most. They are my all time faves. But some other bands I love and very inspired by are Florence & the Machine, Willow Smith, Sunny & Gabe, The Strokes (and any project with Julian Casablancas), Kid Cudi, Passion Pit, Sylvan Esso and Pogo.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

I feel like my biggest challenge has been not having a team to help with things non music related. I love making and performing music but it takes a lot of energy to keep up with social media, booking, promotion and all of those things. I have been doing my best but it’s definitely been a challenge.

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

Most of the time when I’m not doing something music related I’m doing some type of studying. I enjoy studying various scientific, metaphysical, and spiritual topics such as quantum physics, astrophysics, astrology, sacred geometry, numerology, the history of the earth, and different world religions and spiritualities. I have multiple notebooks scattered about with notes I’ve taken from different books, articles, and documentaries. My studies are my source material for most of my lyrics, and even influences my sound a bit.

What is the most useless talent you have?

My most useless talent is probably how fast I can guzzle down beverages. I can crush a bottle of water in an instant.

Thank you!

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