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Charming Liars

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    Insomnia
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    Soul
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    I'm Still Standing
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    Burn
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    Naked
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A widescreen musical palette, lush melodies, and dark alternative energy have always been a driving force for Charming Liars.
So, it proved only natural for the Los Angeles-by-way-of-London trio — Kiliyan Maguire [vocals], Karnig Manoukian [guitar, production], and Mike Kruger [bass] — to launch their 2017 full-length debut with an undeniable and unforgettable short film befitting of the music’s infectious intensity.
“We shot a short movie, and we separated it into three music videos,” explains Karnig.
Thematically and aesthetically somewhere between True Detective and Requiem for a Dream, the film tells the story of “a three-way love triangle that involves drugs, sex, abuse, and eventually death,” threading the songs — “Time To Start,” “Spiral Out,” and the first single “Insomnia” — together.
“We try to push the songs beyond the surface,” adds Karnig. “There’s a lot going on in there. At the same time, everything had to be catchy, stand for something, and possess a unique musical quality.”
That attention to detail has defined Charming Liars since their 2013 emergence. The group quietly carved out a niche through an intense D.I.Y. work ethic and artful songcraft. Their 2016 EP, 12:31AM, spawned “Soul,” which found a fan in Sir Elton John who spotlighted it on his Beats 1 radio show.
In the end, the short film and new music will undoubtedly connect listeners worldwide to Charming Liars.

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