The sharply dressed singer has spent 3 years working on a follow up to 2015’s ‘Curio City’, the results of which are his most honest, personal and socially conscious work to date. Whilst tackling subjects that resonate on both an individual and far-reaching level (failure, migration, bullying, global warming….), the album’s title refers to Charlie taking things back to their simpler roots, and, in turn, remembering what allowed him the freedom to create the music he loves in the first place.
Lead single ‘The Weekend’ was born out of the need for lightness, a counter-balance to the weight of a heavy week and the pressures of life…. as Charlie explains, “sometimes we just need to let our hair down and dance, forgetting about all the rubbish that life throws at us from Monday to Friday. The weekend, for many, is when people let loose from the constraints of the week and become another version of themselves.”
Since his first major album release in 2008, Charlie has received tremendous success overseas, landing three top 10 albums in France (including the number 1 album ‘Hobo’ in 2009). His musical success reaches far beyond the charts too, as he has written music for stage productions (The Almeida, Sadler’s Wells, The Gate, The Unicorn), composed arrangements for the London Sinfonietta and BBC Concert Orchestra, had his music featured on viral TV adverts and headlined a global telecast for the international day of peace ‘Peace One Day’ with Jude Law and Sharon Stone.