King Charles releases new collaborative video for ‘Feel These Heavy Times’ today. The song is beautifully emotive and very apt for these strange times as he sings; “I know you know life’s not fair / Maybe that’s why revolution’s in the air”.
‘Feel These Heavy Times’ was written whilst King Charles contemplated a need to bring people together. In the current circumstances it felt like the perfect time and opportunity to do that with a collaborative fan video to document the lives of people during lockdown. Charles used his social platforms to ask fans to send in video clips of them during self isolation which have been put together to create the video.
“I’m really happy to have footage from lots of different people capturing what’s happening in their lives during a time of such significance. While there’s a lot going on in the world and on the news it has kept me thinking about how people, in their own unique way, are facing these circumstances. I hoped to create something that would in some way capture these moments and act as a reminder for people involved just how they dealt with these heavy times.”
King Charles has also recently announced the reschedule of his UK headline tour dates for this October, including an extra date in Manchester (see full dates below).
King Charles’ new album ‘Out Of My Mind’ is out now. The album expresses his journey of recovery to mental and physical health and is a collection of soulful and eclectic songs that portray Charles’ flamboyant personality and showcases a fascinating reinvention of King Charles. His full recovery since his serious ski accident in 2010 has made way for a collection of soul searching songs and proved his determination and strength of will. Charles snuck a mini-synth into hospital and wrote some of the album whilst there until he was fully discharged in 2018.
The diverse collection of sounds in ‘Out Of My Mind’ span everything from desire to depression. While its topics can be heavy, the album’s most striking strength is its energy.
As Charles explains, “I started exploring a new energy with this record that reflected the changes in how I felt since I wrote my last album. Life was running at a different tempo, and the different cities I found myself in largely contributed to setting a new pace. I wanted to challenge myself as an artist and a singer to see what I was capable of.”
The London-based musician kick-started his comeback with ‘Deeper Love’, in which King Charles’ flamboyant falsetto flies above his new found funk-fuelled groove. It explores modern love in 2019 and the track was supported by the likes of Lauren Laverne, Cerys Matthews andJohn Kennedy. ‘Melancholy Julia’ then puts a fresh twist on his ability to craft beautiful melodies with assertive hooks, before ‘Money is God’ took a leap into the unexpected. Addressing culture’s dominant driving factor, ‘Money is God’ used trap’s core characteristics as the launchpad for something altogether more theatrical.
The tracks give a taste of what to expect from the new album. Touring the States in the midst of Trump’s presidential campaign, Charles was fascinated by the polarity that the future POTUS inspired. It resulted inCharlesreturning to New York, his aim being to record a calypso album. NYC’s bleak winter, however, didn’t fit that mood and instead he reunited with the Grammy-nominated producer Matthew Wilder as he experimented with new ideas in Los Angeles and London.
King Charles will take the ‘Out Of My Mind’ album out on the road in October (dates below).
Fans can buy tickets here: https://kingcharlesmusic.com/
King Charles UK October Tour Dates;
12th – Thekla, Bristol
13th– Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
14th– Junction, Cambridge
15th– Glee Club, Nottingham
16th– London Omeara
17th– Band on the Wall, Manchester
18th – Hit the North, Newcastle
19th – Classic Grand, Glasgow
‘Out of My Mind’ full album track listing;
Out Of My Mind
Money Is God
She’s A Freak
Drive All Night
New York Sunrise
Feel These Heavy Times
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