MP3 At 3PM: Charlie Straw

The uplifting beat that starts off “Broken Paradise” is one to make you subconsciously tap your foot, which will lead to dancing by the chorus. On this new indie-pop jam, Charlie Straw’s lyrics are hopeful, yet a bit gloomy. The Manchester-based Straw is a storyteller who values life but understands that not everything is always sunshine and rainbows. He kicked off the year with “Light Up For Me,” which brought him enough acclaim to get folks ready for a follow-up. “Broken Paradise” is a summertime anthem that’s easy for fans to connect with—and sing along to. Download and/or stream it below.

“Broken Paradise” (download):