Charlie Cunningham / Announces New Album 'Permanent Way' for June Release
Having clocked up 5 million streams in the last 2 months for both the title track and follow up single ‘Sink In’ Charlie Cunningham announces his second album ‘Permanent Way’ released on Infectious / BMG on June 7th.
Cunningham marks the album news by unveiling his latest track ‘Don’t Go Far’. ‘Don’t Go Far’ is signature Cunningham; swooping and diving to capture the deftest melody, the deepest emotion.
Stream / Share ‘Don’t Go Far’ via Youtube HERE.
This unique combination of agile guitar – the result of two-year sojourn in Seville - and distinctive, spectral melodies has, via three EPs and a debut album ‘Lines’ released to widespread acclaim by Dumont Dumont in 2017, seen Cunningham rack up to over 165m Spotify hits to date. On ‘Permanent Way’, Cunningham laughs in the face of ‘difficult second album’ syndrome and ‘acoustic-singer-songwriter’ imagery with boosted colours and dynamics, while retaining the essence of the man’s achingly personable appeal.
‘Permanent Way’ documents life’s uncertainties: the need for intimacy and love, but also space and independence. “I’m quite a private person outside of performing” Cunningham admits. “There is some autobiographical stuff in the lyrics, but it flits in and out quite a lot; it’s much more about people generally and their interactions”
Duncan Tootill returns to co-produce in part, but the album was predominantly put together alongside producer/engineer Sam Scott. A trip to LA for a session with producer Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, King Krule), added ‘Don’t Go Far and two other songs to the record.
Pre-order ‘Permanent Way’ HERE.
Cunningham has just completed an extensive tour of the US ahead of a one-off headlining show at Queen Elizabeth Hall at London's Southbank Centre on June 12th. Along with his band he takes to the road again in October for dates across Europe ahead of a headlining UK tour in November. Full international touring listings as follows.
2nd – UK, London, All Points East
12th – UK, London, Queen Elizabeth Hall
13th – NO, Bergen, Bergenfest
20th – CZ, Ostrava, Colours Of Ostrava
27th – CH, Nyon, Paleo Festival
4th – DE, Karlsruhe, Zeltival
6th – DE, Kassel, Kulturzelt
7th – DE, Jena, KulturArena
8th – DE, Darmstadt, Merck-Sommerperlen
9th – DE, Rees-Haldern, Haldern Pop
12th – US, Los Angeles, CA, The Echo
13th – US, San Francisco, CA, Cafe Du Nord
15th – US, Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios
16th – US, Seattle, WA, Sunset Tavern
17th – CA, Vancouver, BC, Fox Cabaret
20th – US, Ft. Collins, CO, Downtown Arter
21st – US, Denver, CO, Globe Hall
23rd – US, Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
24th – US, Chicago, IL, Schuba’s
26th – CA, Toronto, ON, Drake Hotel
27th – CA, Montreal, QC, Phi Center
28th – US, Boston, MA, Cafe 939, Berklee College
29th – US, Philadelphia, PA, Boot & Saddle
5th – Madrid, Palacio de la Parma
6th – Barcelona, Tradicionarius
11th – Paris, Café De La Danse
12th – Amsterdam, Het Zonnehuis
13th – Brussels, AB Club 15th – Cologne, Gloria Theatre
16th – Dresden, Kulturpalast
17th – Prague, NoD
18th – Munich, Muffathalle
20th – Berlin, Heimathafen
21st – Hamburg, Kampnagel
22nd – Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil
24th – Gothenburg, Trådgårn Small Room
25th – Stockholm, Debaser Bar Brooklyn
26th – Oslo, Parkteatret
28th – Utrecht, Hertz
2nd - Bristol, Redgrave Theatre
3rd - Leeds, City Varieties Music Hall
4th - Gateshead, Sage Gateshead (Hall 2)
6th - Manchester, RNCM Concert Hall (Hall 2)
7th – Oxford, Holywell Music Room
8th – Brighton, The Old Market
10th - Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 2
11th - Glasgow, Oran Mor
12 - Dublin, Button Factory