Newton Faulkner will play Cardiff’s Y Plas (formerly Solus) on November 20 in support of his latest album Hit The Ground Running.
The title track, features his synonymous percussive guitar playing, which is minimalistic in approach, but also a sky scraping falsetto.
Newton says; “In the past I have mainly focused on pushing my guitar playing, on this album and particularly the first single, I decided to focus on my voice. On the last few albums, there were quite a few co-writes but on this one my brother forced me to write mostly on my own and this song is one of the ones that came out of that. It’s about messing things up but keeping moving forwards. I happen to have a reasonable amount of experience in both.”
When he emerged in 2007, Newton Faulkner was the fleet-fingered prince of sparkling guitar pop. A graduate of the Guildford Academy of Contemporary Music, the songwriter from Surrey had a million-selling, Number One hit with his debut album Hand Built By Robots. Singles ‘Dream Catch Me’ and ‘I Need Something’ still soundtrack festivals all over the world, along with his innovative cover of Massive Attack’s ‘Teardrop’.
Hit The Ground Running marks the British singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, coming just over ten years since releasing his double platinum debut album Hand Built By Robots. Of the album, Newton says; “I started working this album with two main principles in mind. One, I wanted it to be at its best performed solo live and two, I wanted to push my voice further than before. With the songwriting, I just wanted to do what I do naturally and not try and be clever and try and predict or follow any trends. The same went for the production, and from that, I feel like I’ve finally found my recorded sound.”
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