11 Songs, 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After four diverse and successful albums at the helm of Noah & The Whale, Charlie Fink breaks for solo terrain. It’s a hugely ambitious first foray, a concept album of songs also incorporated into a theater production (starring Fink himself). Fortunately, his ambition is matched by the quality and care of execution. Fink suits the role of troubled, country-tinged folk troubadour. Lyrically, the rich storytelling feels Dylanesque (particularly on the exquisite “Firecracker” and “The Howl”), and songs like “The End of the Legendary Hearts” showcase that natural way Fink has with a beautiful, melodic chorus.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After four diverse and successful albums at the helm of Noah & The Whale, Charlie Fink breaks for solo terrain. It’s a hugely ambitious first foray, a concept album of songs also incorporated into a theater production (starring Fink himself). Fortunately, his ambition is matched by the quality and care of execution. Fink suits the role of troubled, country-tinged folk troubadour. Lyrically, the rich storytelling feels Dylanesque (particularly on the exquisite “Firecracker” and “The Howl”), and songs like “The End of the Legendary Hearts” showcase that natural way Fink has with a beautiful, melodic chorus.

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About Charlie Fink

Singer/songwriter Charlie Fink rose through the U.K.'s indie folk heyday to become a versatile solo musician in his own right. Fink grew up in a folk-centric household in Sheffield; his mother was a passionate folk musician, even teaching her own folk class on the side. Fink first entered the limelight when he formed Noah and the Whale, and the band released four full-length albums, becoming a staple of the U.K.'s young folk scene. Noah and the Whale split up in 2015 after six years together and multiple tours of both the U.K. and America. Fink began writing solo material soon after the split, uploading his debut solo single, "My Heartbeat Lost Its Rhythm," to SoundCloud within months. Around the same time, he was contacted by The Old Vic Theatre in London to write the music for their upcoming adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, which he gladly did. The following year, Fink provided music for the feature film A Street Cat Named Bob. He released his debut album, Cover My Tracks, in 2017, along with a play of the same name. The play centered around a missing musician who'd left a series of clues in his music to explain why he had disappeared; Fink worked alongside playwright David Grieg and director Max Webster, both of whom he'd met while working on The Lorax -- to bring it to the stage, which began with a short run at The Old Vic before the production went on a tour of the U.K. festival circuit. ~ Liam Martin

HOMETOWN
Sheffield, England
BORN
May 16, 1986

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