CHARLIE BARNES – announces Last Night’s Glitter
Charlie Barnes, touring multi-instrumentalist with the hugely successful British act Bastille, follows up his 2018 album ‘Oceanography’, with the 10-track collection ‘Last Night’s Glitter’ – set for release on the 3rd July 2020. Watch the lyric video for the album’s title track below.
Recorded and mixed in his home studio, it features new stripped-back arrangements of tracks from his aforementioned previous album, as well as 2015's 'More Stately Mansions', complete with woodwind, brass & string flourishes from the likes of Jonny Abraham & Rittipo (Public Service Broadcasting, Bastille) & more. Closing out the album is a brand new piece, and the record’s title track, a piece of music that Charlie describes as “the kind of song where a writer manages to translate exactly where and who they are at a certain time into a handful of verses.”
Charlie comments of the collection:
“This album, which was supposed to be a couple of throwaway bonus tracks, or a swiftly turned around EP, or a handful of live session videos to help point people, and their wallets, in the direction of its predecessor, has taken me far longer to make than it should have done. So long, in fact, that I no longer see it as a standard issue piece of promotional material, but a body of work that I hope will come to hold its own amongst my repertoire.”
The full track-listing is as follows, and the album will be available digitally from the 3rd July. Pre-save the album and listen to the first single.
1. Sing To God (Intro)
2. All I Have
3. The Weather
7. WHTHR (Interlude)
8. Will & Testament
9. Former Glories/Bruising (Reprise)
10. Last Night’s Glitter
There will also be a very limited vinyl release available direct from Charlie. Pre-order now here.
In lieu of a tour, Charlie will be doing a series of concerts from his home studio, every Monday night in July via Instagram Live. Make sure you are following him there @ instagram.com/charliebarnesmusic
Charlie’s previous album ‘Oceanography’ was released in 2018, following 2 years on the road with Bastille.
“Far more than someone else’s second fiddle, Charlie’s ready for the limelight” – Dork Magazine
“Despite how accomplished this album is, there are still abundant hints that this is still not him at the peak of his powers. Who knows where he’ll go next.” – Prog Magazine
“an album full of twists and turns, which includes sonic nods to influences ranging from Oceansize and Amplifier to Queen and Muse.” – Total Guitar
“Barnes utilises dynamic shifts and sinewy layers to sculpt a rock-solid, emotional track that zaps you in the chest” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Graceful, soothing songwriting..” - Clash