Charlie Brown: Dependency

Last week, I had the pleasure of spending a freezing Friday afternoon at the newly relaunched ‘Electric Brixton’ in the south of London.

A beating heart of London’s music scene, the venue plays host to some of the biggest names in the industry – but that Friday it was a new generation of Urban star that pumped the blood through it’s valves.

We were invited to spend the afternoon on set of a new music video for a chap called Charlie Brown. Electric Brixton was the backdrop and between the huge sweeping cranes with camera’s attached and production teams running around looking frantic, was a humble guy watching the fruits of his labour blossom.

The video for his new single will be a big production with a story line that charts his younger years, making his way into the world of music – it’s in stark contrast to the video for his first single ‘Dependancy’, set on a plain white background with the support of rapper Yungen and another rising star Ms D (who found fame on Wiley’s summer hit ‘Heatwave’). It’s a good metaphor for Charlie – with his heavy weight label Universal backing him to the hilt – 2013 will see him move into the big time, with plenty more sweeping crane cameras.

He’s spent the latter end of 2012 supporting former N-Dubz frontman Dappy on his UK tour – I was fortunate enough to see him at the Manchester leg and the reaction of the crowd, both on the night and across social media afterwards, was a telling sign of his pending popularity.

You’ll see the backstage tour and interview with Charlie in the new year – for now, have a look at the video for Dependancy below. Feel free to jump on the bandwagon – it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

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By Darryl Morris

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