All I Know
Grabbing your attention right from the start, singer-songwriter Charlie Straw follows up debut DIY release St. Ives here with a song written in Thailand last summer. His first single topped more than 440,000 plays on Spotify to date and earned him a Top 5 place on their viral chart. He’s described the recording experience on this latest tune as being very intense. Initially, it's exquisitely chilled but it builds by degree before exploding into a rousing and somewhat-emotional outpouring with galloping military-style drum beats. Then, right at the end, it falls back to just Charlie and his acoustic guitar once more, sounding vulnerable when everything is musically stripped away from him. Apparently it all happened in one thirteen-hour sitting that ended in the early hours of the morning, and that break-down at the end was the result of him being totally drained on completion. His UK tour concludes with a London date at The Forge in Camden on April 18, or catch his Great Escape show in Brighton in May. If the gigs can capture what he has here on record, they promise to be unmissable.
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Live: Oliver Ward, United Talent
Management: Chris Craker / Freddie Lane Fox, Karma Sound
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