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Charlie Cunningham announces second album ‘Permanent Way’

“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.”

Having amassed over 5 million streams for both the title track and the follow up single, SINK IN, CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM has announced his second album, PERMANENT WAY, will be released via Infectious / BMG on 7 June 2019. Charlie 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 and the deepest emotion. The unique combination of agile guitar – the result of a two-year sojourn in Seville – and distinctive, spectral melodies has, via three EPs and a debut album [LINES, released to widespread acclaim in 2017] seen Cunningham amass over 170 million Spotify hits to date.

On PERMANENT WAY, Cunningham laughs in the face of the ‘difficult second album’ syndrome and ‘acoustic-singer-songwriter’ imagery with boosted dynamics, while retaining the essence of the man’s achingly personable appeal. The album documents life’s uncertainties; the need for intimacy and love but also space and independence.

Duncan Tootill returns to co-produce the album in part, but it was predominantly put together alongside producer and engineer Sam Scott. A trip to LA with producer Rodiadh McDonald [The XX and King Krule] added DON’T GO FAR and two further songs to the record. Pre-order PERMANENT WAY here:

Charlie Cunningham recently completed an extensive tour of the USA ahead of a one-off headline show at London Queen Elizabeth Hall on Wednesday 12 June, EU festival dates throughout the summer, an EU tour in August, a further 13-date USA tour in September and a full 16-date EU tour in October. He then returns to the UK and Ireland for the following dates:


Sat 02 BRISTOL Redgrave Theatre

Sun 03 LEEDS City Varieties Music Hall

Mon 04 GATESHEAD Sage 2

Wed 06 MANCHESTER RNCM Concert Hall 2

Thu 07 OXFORD Holywell Music Room

Fri 08 BRIGHTON Old Market

Sun 10 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall 2

Mon 11 GLASGOW Oran Mor

Tue 12 DUBLIN Button Factory

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