Charlotte Jane has released her new single “Down Days.” The song previews her second EP, REFUGE, which will follow in the spring.
Written pre-epidemic, the song has taken on a whole new relevance in recent months, with the lyric “It’s okay to have down days” offering a powerful counterpoint to the current gloom.
Charlotte Jane directed the song’s accompanying video, which was filmed at her home and in the East Yorkshire countryside. Channeling the song’s vulnerabilities in a revealing visual, it sees her going through the motions of an ordinary day. But she can never quite shake the attention of an ominous figure, the monster under the bed, played by Jessica Beard.
“That lyric is something I’ve had to keep telling myself so often throughout the last year,” she says. “It’s a reminder that everything is going to be alright, tomorrow is a new day, the clouds are temporary and better days are coming. I’ve experienced these dark, cloudy periods of time every so often since my teens. By directing and filming the music video at home myself, it gave me the chance to tell the story of what it’s like to live in my mind when I feel that way.”
“Down Days” is now available on music streaming platforms.
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