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Daily Dose: Chartreuse, "Three Days"

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Daily Dose is your daily source for the song you absolutely, positively need to hear every day. Curated by the Paste Music Team.

Birmingham, U.K., four-piece Chartreuse have been building a name for themselves, playing shows and honing their sound for the past few years. Today, they’re finally releasing their debut single.

“Three Days” is a smoky R&B track that simmers with understated drums and a thick bass line. Jazzy keys take the song to the lounge, with lead singer Michael Wagstaff providing a honey-whiskey croon that gives shades of King Krule at his sweetest. Steadily building over the course of its nearly six-minute runtime, “Three Days” boils over with syrupy instrumentation that reflects Wagstaff’s lyrical yearning.

The song comes paired with a moody, Dylan Hayes-directed video that pares back superfluous editing for slow-zooms on the band in various locations. Like “Three Days” itself, the video builds in intensity, layering impressionistic lighting and silhouetted hands that showcase the near-miss aesthetics of the song.

Chartreuse have a debut EP on the way later this year, for which a press release says “Three Days” is “a telling tone-setter.” There’s no further word on what more we can expect from Chartreuse, but stay tuned to Paste for updates down the line. In the meantime, check out the video for “Three Days” below.

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