Today twenty-one year old Pasadena-based artist Charlie Hickey announces his debut EP. Produced, mixed, engineered by Marshall Vore, Count The Stairs will be self-released on February 26th. Following Hickey’s 2020 single “No Good At Lying,” the second track off of the EP is the captivating “Ten Feet Tall,” the first song Vore and Hickey ever wrote together and features the duo’s friend and collaborator Phoebe Bridgers on backing vocals.
“‘Ten Feet Tall’ is sort of a different animal than any other song I’ve written,” Charlie Hickey explains. “I was going to school at the time and was feeling quite alienated in this little world where everybody was instantly partying with their brand new best friends and fun came so naturally. I found solace in Marshall’s studio on the weekends. This was our first proper attempt at writing together and we were writing something really horrible. We were both kind of delirious and Marshall started singing the verse melody for the song as a joke, making fun of what we had been trying to write. But when I heard it, I said to him, ‘Wait, that’s the song that we’ve been trying to write.’ After that, we wrote the rest that night and recorded it the next day. We re-recorded it a few times before going back to what we did that day. I’ve never written or recorded a song like that since, and we weren’t sure it was even gonna come out but when I hear it back, it really serves as a time capsule of a very confusing/depressing but also very fruitful and fun time in my life! “