CHARLIE & MARGOT – “LONELY”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PREMIERE
Charlie & Margot, the brainchild of New Jersey native Matteo DeBenedetti, released the single “lonely,” the first from his upcoming debut LP Joyride. Of the new track’s inspiration, DeBenedetti said, “it’s written about self evaluation during a time of intense isolation, in this instance, during the quarantine and subsequent months. It has a lot to do with managing my insecurities, and creating a healthy perception of how I see myself vs. how others see me in the world, and managing expectations between life partners while growing to try to understand each other.”
A songwriter since childhood, Matteo cut his teeth in various bands touring the DIY circuit of the east coast for the last decade. 2019 brought an unprecedented moment of introspection, and out of the uncertainty of what would follow that year, Charlie & Margot was born as a solo songwriting venture, taking its name from DeBenedetti and his wife’s two dogs.
Charlie & Margot’s first LP is out April 7th and it’s eight songs span from indie to Americana and alternative, but Joyride isn’t afraid to wear influences like Jason Isbell and Dr. Dog on its sleeve while still feeling like its own unique piece of art. Produced by longtime friend and collaborator Erik Kase Romero (the Front Bottoms, Lorde, The Bouncing Souls), the fully live tracked debut LP comes with a sense of urgency that can only instill the feeling this is just the opening page of a longer story to come.
Charlie & Margot
Release Date: February 3, 2023