Radiator King’s “So Long (Charlie)” is tremendously effecting. The song draws upon the folksy, singer-songwriter style of the latter half of the 20th century. With a sorrowful harmonica that effortlessly bridges both Dylan and late 1960s/early 1970s country and western, Radiator King’s gritty approach resounds loudly in an era of plastic people. So Long (Charlie) is a single that is honest, earnest, and will speak to the widest array of listeners. The guitar work that is present during the last minute of the track is not overly complex and will completely change listeners.
We reviewed the previous Radiator King single The Guns You Pawned in November of last year.