Charlie Simpson announces new solo album - out July 14th
Announces the release of second solo album
'Long Road Home'
Out July 14th
Winter Hymns available as instant download with album pre-order - http://smarturl.it/LongRoadHome-iT
Album trailer below
New headline show announced at London's Roundhouse
Tickets available from this Friday (2nd May) at 9am: http://bit.ly/1mD4Pdb
‘Long Road Home’ is an exquisite collection of self-penned refreshing confessionals, Charlie’s distinctive and smoky vocals combined with the raw acoustic delivery of instrumentation - piano, drums and guitars - makes for a intimate and passionate anthology. The first track taken from the album is ‘Winter Hymns’ which is available to download on pre-ordering the album from Charlie’s webstore & iTunes.
After taking some time off in 2012, Charlie was revitalised. “I came back home pretty drunk one night and I started recording this song. I don’t really remember it,” he admits. “But I woke up in the morning and was like, wow, that’s really good.” The song was Emily, an acoustic, high-harmony love-letter that touches the soul. “And that slowly eased me back into it.” He wrote eight songs, then went into Reel World Studios near Bath with his dream producer Steve Osborne. The songs Winter Hymns (Nick Drake-like simplicity, intimacy and strings-led beauty) and Blood (anthemic, pounding, impassioned) are ear-tingling examples of the feeling, the sensation, that Charlie pursued with relish after suffering a spell of writers block following the penning of ‘Young Pilgrim’, “it was almost like I’d just thrown everything out and spilled my guts for that first solo record”.
“This was the hardest record I’ve ever had to make, no question,” he admits. “There were points where I was like, am I going end up with an album that I really love here? And that makes it feel all the sweeter now that I’ve come out with something I’m proud of. I love the album more because of all that. I feel like it was an album I had to fight for.”
To preview the release of ‘Long Road Home’ Charlie will be playing a handful of intimate sold out shows across the country in May, as well as playing at the Roundhouse on October 14th.
1. Long Road Home
3. Winter Hymns
6. Would You Love Me Any Less
7. Ten More Days
9. Still Young
10. Forty Thieves
11. Another Year
12 - King Tuts - Glasgow SOLD OUT
14 - Deaf Institute - Manchester SOLD OUT
15 - Academy 2 - Birmingham UPGRADED
16 - Islington Academy - London SOLD OUT
17 - Concorde 2 - Brighton
19 - Thekla - Bristol
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