Charlie Simpson – Farmer & His Gun (Single Review)

Already a music veteran at the age of 26, Charlie Simpson has announced his latest release in the form of ‘Farmer & His Gun’

So I’m sure most of you are familiar with the name, Charlie Simpson and that’s because he made up one third of Busted. Even though you may not admit it now, lets not lie, Busted were a major part of your childhood from 2000 – 2005. If you aren’t familiar with Busted (I don’t believe you) then you may have heard of the heavy rockers Fightstar, this was Charlie’s next project, most renowned for there song  “Palahniuk’s Laughter” and you’re probably just as confused about how to say that as I am. Fightstar split in 2010 after a successful short career together playing festivals such as Sonisphere, and Charlie ventured into the music world as a solo artist, focusing on his voice and an acoustic guitar.

On April 11th 2011, Charlie released his debut single “Down Down Down”, and later went on to release his debut album “Young Pilgrim” on the 12th August 2011, charting at number 6 on the albums chart. “Farmer and His Gun” is set to be the next release from the critically acclaimed album and is set for EP release on 25th March 2012.

I am expecting big things from this single. As a fan of his, I may be a bit biased, but I feel that ‘Farmer and His Gun’ truly shows off Simpson’s skills as a singer, songwriter and an all round musician. This song is definitely more upbeat than the others on the album but the emotion is still very much there. Combine this with clever and fun lyrics and boom – there’s a hit!

The ‘Farmer & His Gun’ video has racked up over 44,000 views on YouTube but its no surprise to see the unplugged version have over 64,000 views. Charlie certainly does have a unique tone to his voice and although it can be heard on the single it is far more distinctive on the unplugged version.

I can’t wait for the release of this single. I’ll be making a purchase and hoping that it gets the recognition in the charts that it deserves.

Written By: Farren Askew


Posted on 20/03/2012, in Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It was a pleasure to write this review! 😀

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