Jackie Charles’ “Time Travel” Is Escapist Streetpsych For Nihilists

A melodic kiss to all skeptics out there

Photo: Knut Åserud

Berlin-based trio Jackie Charles triggers our wanderlust buttons with their new shoegazey pop single “Time Travel” where they take our mind wandering beyond the time-and-space continuum. Sketched with distorted synths, mesh atmosphere, and fizzling percussions, “Time Travel” is a messy harmony that exemplifies the trio’s self-labeled sound ‘streetpsych.’ With a bit of 80s goth edge, “Time Travel” is an abstract sonic journey into our own escapist desire:

In regards to their single, the band explained, “reality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and sometimes living in the past is better than being in the present. Haven’t you ever wanted to travel back to a time when things were less complicated and you felt safe?” whilst title track ‘Future Fantasies’ is more grounded, demanding a reality check for the culture of “thinking positive, dreaming big… If you can dream it, then you can do it. Who cares if society is failing and the sea levels are rising? *whispers* -you’re special.”

“Time Travel” is from the trio’s upcoming debut album Future Fantasies, which will be released on April 19th. The trio will also be playing in London that day, so go check them out:

4/19 – The Islington 1 Topuddle Street (London, UK)