French singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charles de Villers is the creative mastermind behind solo recording project Charles Like The Prince. de Villers emerged onto the French scene with 2020’s “Estonia.”
Building upon the buzz that “Estonia” received, de Villers will be releasing his Charles Like The Prince debut EP this Spring. The EP’s first single “Cigarette” is a slow-burning pop confection centered around glistening guitars, atmospheric synths, de Villers achingly plaintive vocals, and reverb-drenched drum machine. The end result is an airy yet yearning song that subtly recalls early Beach House, Washed Out and others. The accompanying visual for “Cigarette” is shot through a nostalgic and cinematic haze, full of romantic yearning and of course, cigarettes.