New Release: Charlie Winston – ‘Running Still’ + Exclusive Interview

 

If there’s one thing, folks can’t say that British singer Charlie Winston is without personality or spirit. His songs are heartfelt and rooted in a very real place that can be found relatable for many. This week he released his sophomore album, Running Still, and we were lucky enough to catch up with the insightful artist to get a little closer to where he’s coming from.

Folks looking to preview a bit more of the sounds below can find a free stream and download for “Where Can I Buy Happiness?” Also, the full album stream is available for the listening on AOL.

Giant Step: What’s the story behind your first single, “Hello Alone?”

Charlie Winston: This was a song that got started many years ago. The chorus, that is. I wrote it awhile back, inspired by listening to a lot of Tom Waits at the time. So it was written more like old countryman’s blues, but I wanted to give it a little more soul now that I was thinking of it for my record. It talks about the paradoxical feelings behind the ending of a relationship. On one hand, you can feel sad to be alone again, whereas on the other hand, there is something liberating about only having to answer to yourself again. The way I describe it in the song is as if “Alone” is an old friend whom you hoped you’d gotten rid of, but there he is again, on your doorstep… and after a little time, you remember he knows you better than anyone.

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Read the rest of the interview after the jump

Video: Charlie Winston – “Where Can I Buy Happiness”

 

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Retro soul singer Charlie Winston not too long ago dropped his sophomore album in Canada, Running Still, and is currently blazing across Europe. Crazy to think that he started writing songs at the age of twelve!

In the video for “Where Can I Find Happiness,” follow Charlie as he tours around town looking to connect and find joy. The songs reminds us a bit of Fitz and the Tantrums or Fink.

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