Charles Boulevard release new single “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”
Today sees the release of Charles Boulevard’s new single “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”. It’s the Czech/Irish trio’s second single since the release of their debut album “Rendez-Vous!” in November 2020.
The song follows an interesting concept in that it is a sequel to the song “Empty Streets” from the album. Whereas “Empty Streets” explores the ending of a momentous relationship from the eye of the storm, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is a retrospective – looking back at those events from a different perspective years later. Lyricist Dermot explains “We wanted to explore the idea that sometimes events in our lives have far reaching and unexpected consequences. We can only see the significance of those events when we look back. But of course memory is a place we can only visit for a short time however much we would like to stay.”
The song title takes inspiration from the famous photo of a forlorn looking James Dean walking through the New York rain with cigarette in mouth. A fitting image to convey the ethereal atmosphere of the song. Pavel’s strangely disarticulated guitar effects and Bernie P.B’s intoxicating drums help create that atmosphere. While the inarticulate outro vocal captures those primal emotions that are sometimes beyond language.
“Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is available on all digital platforms from today.