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Charlie Cunningham draws a line in the sand on debut album

Release date: 27 January 2017
Charlie Cunningham Lines
20 January 2017, 13:50 Written by Lauren Wade
Charlie Cunningham’s intimate debut Lines pairs Spanish flamenco flair with introspective lyricism akin to the likes of Bon Iver and Ben Howard.

The Bedfordshire-born, London-based artist presents a dreamy, slow-building sound on Lines, with standout track “Minimum” personifying the exact sonic qualities that earned Cunningham such a sizeable fanbase initially. Clocking in at just over three minutes, it refuses to compromise on quality and magnifies his sheer talent.

Luscious percussive qualities abound in a strong start to the record. The vocally rhythmic “Answers” oozes British charm without flashy instrumentation, just raw and consistently winning melodies, whereas the title track's softly sung vocals and swirling guitar sees him artist at his wistful best.

“Lights Off” stops, starts and stutters along but maintains attention with its moody build-up before erupting into a passionate display. It’s a slow-burning beauty and is certainly amongst Cunningham’s best work to date. His next moves will be closely measured against Lines, as this is a soaring debut made to last that will resonate with people for years to come.

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