Lovers of Berlin’s restless independent music underground, please be ready to meet your latest musical crush. Jackie Charles is the brainchild of songwriter Kaja Bremnes and the band’s sound feels like a contemporary nod to nostalgia. There’s a bit of early 80s Bowie visible in their hazy dream pop but also the quirky complexity of Ariel Pink, for example. Her latest single Birthday Song is exactly such a mixture of multiple words but also really catchy and addictive on the other side.

‘Birthday Song is about skipping in mud,’ Bremnes explains. ‘It’s that panic you feel when you’re gasping for air in a ball pit.’ So, whenever gentle pop meets a dark undertone you can definitely count us in. That’s why we’re also debuting the music video for the track right here on NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION. Get ready for a nostalgic trip with the retro VHS vibes of Jackie Charles along with their fitting musical soundtrack.