English singer-songwriter Charlie Winston opens up the video to the track “Speak To Me” today for fans in the United States. Bound by a straightjacket, drumming on the toilet and jumping from a window, you get to see the offbeat Winston that we appreciate. And the beat-boxing? That's him too.
Gearing up for his upcoming US release of Running Still on January 29, English singer-songwriter Charlie Winston today releases two singles to give you a taste of exactly what all the noise is about across the pond.
The catchy and upbeat "Hello Alone" comes with the quirky and endearing video above, following Charlie along his bizarre escapades around town, including an interlude with some pink lip gloss.
Below, take a listen to "Speak To Me" and get a taste for the variety in the versatile artist's repertoire. The vocal styling on this grittier, more lo-fi type track reminds us a bit of Fat Freddy's Drop - a good thing indeed.
The 12-track album is said to boast a "straight-talking lyricism" that does more than make you boogie:
“My sole objective on the album,” Winston explains, “was to be able to engage people’s feet first and slowly rise to the mind,” he says. “So by the time they get absorbed in the lyrics, they’re fully engaged but realize there’s something more going on.”
Purchase "Hello Alone" and "Speak To Me" on iTunes
Our upcoming Monday night with the legendary King Britt is just around the corner. As King prepares for what sure to be an all night booty rocking affair, we catch up with the man himself about what's been moving him of late.
Giant Step: What's your typical day been looking like of late? we know you're always doing interesting things.
King Britt: Well, I try my best to be pretty organized. I'm lucky to be home through the week Mon-Thurs to work in the studio. I just recently did a remix for Cat Power, Arc in Round and Manuel Tur. Then weekends I fly out to do gigs or check my daughter on campus.
GS: When we checked in with you earlier, you mentioned that you've been working "on a number of very interesting projects at the moment." We'd love to hear more about them!
KB: Yes, as I mentioned, just did some remixes. Recently, completed a few commissions, one an album for the DataGarden label, which is part sound design part experimental music, out now on their label. Two, I just completed a 'sound art' commission for Bowerbird as part of Design Philadelphia, which is a sonic interpretation of Jim Sanborn'sArs Menendi sculpture.