Charlie Faye Bursts Into The Top 40 Of Americana Radio, New Album Out Next Week
Lands At # 31 On This Week’s Chart, Jumping 48 Spots In The Last Three Weeks
July 31, 2013- Charlie Faye is rocketing up the Americana Music Association radio charts, breaking into the top 40 this week with her new album You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely (out next week). Landing at #31 on this week’s chart, Faye has jumped up 48 spots in the past three weeks and continues to climb. Radio programmers are enthusiastically responding to the Fleetwood Mac-by-way-of-Stax sound of the new record, which provides the backbone for the album’s emotionally raw songs.
Listen to a recent session Faye recorded at Austin, TX NPR-affiliate KUT, performing four songs from You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely:
Here’s what people have been saying about Faye and the new album:
“Aching and intriguing.”
“Does find a way to make heartbreak beautiful.”
“Spins delicate Americana with traces of Stax-inspired soul.”
The majority of You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely was recorded at the home studio of Jay Bellerose and Jen Condos in Los Angeles. The relaxed atmosphere provided time for home cooked meals instead of an eye on how much studio time was left. This resulted in some of the most emotionally honest songs of Faye’s career. Bellerose and Condos’ suggestion that they record everything live gives the songs an organic, lived-in feel. And the ace band assembled around Faye – Bellerose on drums, Condos on bass, Mike Thompson on keys, Sexton and Greg Leisz on guitar – buoys the songs and lends the album cohesiveness.
Lyrically the new album explores the inner-workings of relationships, specifically the fissures that were forming in Faye’s at the time. She was on the tail end of a long relationship with her writing partner Will Sexton as they were creating the album. Many of the songs proved eye-opening, unwittingly foreshadowing a split that had yet to occur.
For a full list of Charlie Faye tour dates, go to: http://www.charliefaye.com/
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