Charlie Simpson has released his debut album, Young Pilgrim, today even though large quantities of his album were destroyed last week in the PIAS Warehouse fire caused by the London riots. Forging on with his promotion regardless, he was at Boardmasters in Newquay, Cornwall last Friday and stepped in to perform for Radio One. He chose to put in this great cover version of Noah and the Whale's recent single, "Life is Life". The result is a nice stripped back version that suited Charlie's voice well. Listen to the performance below and to grab a copy of his debut, Young Pilgrim, simply hit up this link.
Check out this cool video from Charlie Simpson for his second solo single, "Parachutes". It is to be the new release from his forthcoming album Young Pilgrim which you can go and pre-order here. We've previously had his lovely track "Down Down Down" not to mention the exclusive cover of "Don't I Hold You" from Wheat which was pretty cool. Today though these visuals pair up well with the vocals and lyrics making for an intriguing watch. It sees Charlie walking down a dark road with a sandwich board over his chest and back. The images on the board offer a juxtaposition to what is happening in his life on the dark path and what could be happening on the lighter path. Check it out for an entertaining morning watch.
Young Pilgrim hits stores August 15th so if you like what you hear you should probably check that out!
We recently got to listen to the great debut track from Charlie Simpson titled "Down Down Down", with an acoustic guitar and some delicate vocals nicely intertwined making for a nice listen from start to finish. The track served up was a good appetiser for what's to come from Charlie. Today we have an exclusive download for you to enjoy. Check out his cover of Wheat's "Don't I Hold You", in which he's taken a little more of a subtle approach than the original, with the drums being a slightly less prominent, sitting in the back of the mix a bit more. The focus in turn is directed more towards the vocals and progressive guitar line which works well for Charlie's style. The result is a really nice cover and it's yours to enjoy again and again below.
The lead single from Charlie's up coming full length, Young Pilgrim, "Down Down Down", hits stores on May 16th if you like what you hear and want to grab a copy. In the mean time you can enjoy this track and the 3 track EP he has offered up on his official website and this great cover below.
Last weekend Charlie Simpson dropped by the T4 studio for Channel 4 in the UK and put in a performance of his debut solo track, "Down Down Down". I noted the similarities to Dallas Green last time I did a post relating to Charlie, and today seems fitting that you guys get to make a direct comparison so close together. It's definitely not a bad thing to be compared to in my opinion and I am looking forward to hearing the rest of Charlie's solo stuff later in the year.
Check out his performance at the top and look out for his full length debut which he hopes to record over summer. For now if you head on over to his official site you can grab yourself his 3 track EP. Definitely worth a little bit of your time.
I don't know how familiar people will be with Charlie Simpson? He started off is musical life in the spotlight in the UK's (at the time) hottest boy band type thing, Busted. Before parting way to follow something he actually wanted to do, i.e not make music for teen girls to scream at. He went on to form Fightstar who toured relentlessly and in turn gave Charlie his stepping stone into a more legitimate musical background. Now, he is preparing to release his first solo album titled, Young Pilgrim. And today we give you a taste of what is to come with his single, "Down Down Down". In relation to his first solo release Charlie said;
"I definitely want this to be the first picture people see..A lot of people say, 'what is your solo stuff like?' because they don't really have an idea. I would always play 'Down Down Down' to them to show them. It's a nice representation of what else is to come…."
I was actually kind of taken aback by the track. To me it sounds like a homage to Dallas Green and his solo project City and Colour. That could just be me making a direct comparison though, but the guitar stylings along with the harmonised vocals interwoven in the manner that they are, to me sounds very familiar. Which is a good thing, I think. Make your own mind up and take a listen below. Please let me know if you feel the same regarding the Dallas reference, or if you think I'm losing the plot. Either way it'll be appreciated!