Charlotte Pike : Hurt Like This Review
Charlotte Pike is the name of a country band that is made up of Lauren and Brent Gafford. The husband/wife duo is methodically conquering the Nashville scene as well as traveling the country playing shows. The couple met in 2013 during their senior year of college at UGA and Auburn University, respectively. Brent had already been gigging as the frontman for his band, the Brent Gafford Band based in Athens, GA. The two instantly hit it off and thus a romantic and a musical bond pursued. Lauren soon became a full-time member of the band, adding a new layer of harmony as the band settled into the Atlanta music scene. Fast-forward six years and 400+ live shows later, the band has landed opening slots for several of Nashville’s most notable up-and-comers Mitchell Tenpenny, Josh Thompson, Jon Langston, Trea Landon, Muscadine Bloodline, and Tyler Reeve. Brent and Lauren are now ready to make their mark as a duo, Charlotte Pike – a name that commemorates the place both literally (residing off Charlotte Pike in West Nashville) and figuratively – representing where they are now in their pursuit of good songs in Nashville, Tennessee.
“Hurt Like This” is the duets single under the name Charlotte Pike, released on August 9, 2019. With opening sounds of a melodic guitar riff over a steady modern country drum and bass beat, “Hurt Like This” grabs your attention immediately. Brent’s vocals are filled with that southern charm and country boy attitude. His tone is slightly on nasally side, and when harmonized with Lauren’s, the two sound amazing. The chorus is well-written and very memorable. The second verse features Lauren singing the melody. Her tone is rich and full, and yes, she has just the right amount of the Georgia peach sound that makes the melody buzz. A tasteful guitar solo leads to a relaxed bridge and break-down section. Charlotte Pike does have a sound and the key ingredient is beautiful vocal harmonies.
Lauren and Brent have that connection in their music that is filled with a spark. Its easy to hear the connection they have personally, and it translates to their music. They have a polished sound that is easy on the ears, and easy to connect to. Definitely ones to watch.
Hurt Like This
August 9, 2019