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Hope Is A Drug

Hope Is A Drug

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The way he uses lyrics and his own production techniques, harmonising with his own voice always draws me into his music. It’s fascinating how the human psychehas the endless capacity for optimism as a mechanism for overcoming adversity. As a lifelong music fan, being able to get my hands on a physical album is something I treasure, and I feel very passionate about continuing this tradition by releasing all formats at the same time. 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.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the songs on this album are another set of classic Charlie Simpson tunes. 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. And although they convey a sense of sadness and regret in places, ultimately they are utterly uplifting and heartwarming. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Hailing from Suffolk, Charlie Simpson began his musical career in 2001, gaining commercial and critical success with Busted and Fightstar before going solo.

Featuring the singles ‘I See You’, ‘Blameless’, ‘One Of Us’ and ‘All the Best’, the record serves as the follow up to 2015’s ‘Little Hands’ and arrives a mere few months after the runaway success of Simpson’s sold out show at London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum last November, where he debuted some of the albums material, live for the first time.

It's fascinating how the human psyche has the endless capacity for optimism as a mechanism for overcoming adversity.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”.The majority of the album was self-produced at Charlie's own recording studio, built from scratch during the global lockdown. A majority of the tracks were written on the piano, and he purposefully avoided the guitar in favour of a different instrument. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

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