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Hope Is A Drug

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He is the recipient of two BRIT Awards, has performed to sold out arenas and headlined festivals across the UK. Differing from his previous artistry of anything acoustic, he wanted to "make a more intimate sounding record" and "explore the different ranges of my voice, you know, get to do a bit more than falsetto stuff". You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Hot on the heels of a sold out show at London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum, Charlie is delighted to announce a brand new solo album ‘Hope Is A Drug’.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. With an uncompromising approach to creating truly honest music, 2022 is set to be a hugely exciting chapter for one of the UKs most celebrated voices. K. and Ireland next month playing a string of live shows up and down the country, in cities including Leeds, Norwich, Birmingham, Brighton and London, before wrapping up in Dublin at The Green Room on Sunday, May 29th.

Hope Is a Drug is preceded by the singles “I See You,” “Blameless,” “One of Us,” and “All the Best”. I have found the words to be more direct than on his other albums, easier to connect with and find a message in that means something to yourself, as well as to Charlie. With intimate ballads such as ‘I See You’ and uptempo pop songs such as ‘Blameless’ and the upcoming ‘All The Best’, the album showcases an artist confidently pushing the boundaries of a remarkable 20 year career.

Don't do what I did and drink two glasses of red wine before listening to the album, because it will have you in tears.The arrangement and production is a little different to the previous releases, which were somewhat retro in style, with a bit of a 70s vibe. And although they convey a sense of sadness and regret in places, ultimately they are utterly uplifting and heartwarming. Having sought refuge in the safety of his home-made recording studio during the first national lockdown two years ago, Simpson channeled any feelings of trepidation and anxiety he may have been feeling due to the destructive nature of the pandemic, into his music – adopting a fresh approach to his songwriting and exploring with a mix of new sonic sounds, by merging confessional lyrics with vocodered vocals and alt-pop synths, to produce his most personal, and profound work to date. Promising audiences a night they won’t forget, the ‘Parachutes’ singer tells fans he plans to play a mix of new songs and old favourites, as well teasing some surprise on-stage moments too! The fourth studio album by Charlie Simpson, the record was announced on November 16, 2021, along with its tour.

We carry a broad range of CDs and vinyl (7”/12” singles and LPs) and specialise in indie, alternative, rock, punk, metal plus a few other genres.Two years later we made the move to our present address, 35 The Headrow, where we have remained ever since. It's fascinating how the human psyche has the endless capacity for optimism as a mechanism for overcoming adversity. As other reviewers have mentioned, the songs on this album are another set of classic Charlie Simpson tunes. The majority of the album was self-produced at Charlie’s own recording studio, built from scratch during the global lockdown.

The record is considered “relationship driven” and Simpson did the majority of the production side, building his own recording studio.With intimate ballads such as 'I See You' and uptempo pop songs such as 'Blameless' and 'All the Best', the album showcases an artist confidently pushing the boundaries of a remarkable 20 year career.

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