PREMIERE: Charlie Finn Delivers Charming Debut Single ‘Picking Up The Pieces’
Ohio born and Sydney-based songwriter Charlie Finn has delivered his stunning debut single, ‘Picking Up The Pieces’. Built on warming folk-rock instrumentals and vulnerable lyricism, it’s an impressive debut that sees Finn pay homage to his American rock roots. Today, we’re very pleased to be providing its very first spin.
Taken from his forthcoming four-track EP, set for release later this year, it’s our very first taste of what’s to come. The single was produced and engineered by Tim McArtney at Pale Blue Dot Studio in Surry Hills, and mastered by George Georgiadis. McArtney also took on bass duties, while Finn played every other instrument on the track - all of which were recorded in one room over the course of about seven, twelve-hour plus sessions. Finn said of the song: “I wrote ‘Picking Up The Pieces’ halfway through 2018, coming out of what had been a very challenging couple of years of my life. Pretty much everything that I thought was a sure thing had fallen apart, leaving my future feeling like a big question mark. I wasn’t sure where home was, I felt very stuck, and I wasn’t sure what move to make. This song came out of a place of deciding to dust myself off and start making moves for my future. This was the first song that I wrote after deciding that I was going to commit to music and set a new course for myself. In essence it’s about letting the old you die and reinventing yourself for bigger and brighter things than you had originally seen for yourself.”
It's this rawness that brings with it such connectivity; an honest sense of storytelling that anyone who has ever lived away from home could likely relate to. That, combined with such beautifully layered textures, it’s a very considered sound and we’re excited to see what the American-Sydneysider delivers next.
Charlie Finn will officially launch his debut single at Waywards in Newtown this coming Friday 28th June. Support comes from his pals Pan-Pacific Grand Prix and Stephanie Penrose. Until then, dig in below.