Charlie Burg’s “Before We Step Inside” Dances Misery Away

[Cover photo credit to Austin Cieszko]

Brooklyn-based, Detroit-raised Alt-R&B artist Charlie Burg returns with Before We Step Inside,” out now via AWAL. Arriving just before his first tour of Southeast Asia, the single marks Burg’s first new release following his 2022 debut album Infinitely Tall.

“Before We Step Inside” began its life as a forgotten voice memo that Charlie Burg stumbled upon again in early summer days. Realizing the tune deserved some attention, he posted a snippet to TikTok, and it took off. The song offers a “rose-tinted view of the impending end of a relationship.”

Burg elaborates:

’Before We Step Inside’ details the story of two individuals grappling with existential dread right before entering a party and then promptly dancing away their misery. The song is intended to juxtapose crippling despair with the euphoria of celebration.

Last August, Burg released his debut album Infinitely Tall. The 15-track LP is told in three chapters, each tied to a specific place, from his childhood house in Detroit, to college in Syracuse, and now, life in New York City.

In the time since the album’s release, Burg has extensively toured North America and Europe, and played at Governors Ball in New York and Highlands Music Festival in Ontario.


North America

October 14 – Nashville, TN – Briston Maroney’s Paradise Festival @ Brooklyn Bowl  

Southeast Asia

November 12 – Jakarta, Indonesia – The 46th Jazz Goes To Campus

November 16 – Manila, Philippines – Samsung Hall – SM Aura

November 22 – Tokyo, Japan – SPACE ODD 

November 26 – Bangkok, Thailand – VERY Festival

November 29 – Singapore – Esplanade Concert Hall