In 2018, FREEMAN released his debut album Truth, which was recorded live at vintage studio Eastcote using a tape and analogue set up, adding to FREEMAN’s authentically classic sound. The first five singles from Truth have all picked up BBC radio play, including a live session at BBC London and “BBC featured artist of the week.”
After generating 50K Spotify listeners in April and the last Spotify release “Watchtower” receiving 55k in two months, the previous album release is currently receiving 10k listeners per week.
About Charlie Freeman:
FREEMAN’s creative work doesn’t stop at music, as his acting career began in mid-2017 and includes a starring role in QIYI (Chinese Netflix) film, Chinatown Cannon, as well as lead roles in short films Defector and A Friend in Need. Two of his songs were included in Chinatown Cannon; the success of the film has led to a 60-day tour of China scheduled for March 2019, via one of China’s leading tour promoters, Magic Sounds. FREEMAN’S international endeavors also include offers for tours in Brazil, Cuba (where he lived as a teenager), potentially acting as a support band on an extensive tour of Germany, and an interest in touring the U.S.
FREEMAN continues to craft “heartfelt, charming…tracks that are warm, cozy and sweet with some swagger and fun thrown in to keep you singing along and bopping between the emotional tears.” (Indie Buddie) Stay tuned for more from FREEMAN, leading up to LOVE’s release and more exciting announcements throughout 2019 and beyond.
Tell us about this project?
The opening riff for London Nights flew in from the ether and for weeks after we couldn’t stop singing it. Soon after that riff had arrived, Jamie had jumped on the stand-up piano in his living room and I was throwing out a verse idea which immediately stuck.
Lyrically, I wanted to capture the irony of the big city, a metropolis literally packed full of people, that can nevertheless remain one of loneliest places in the world. Meeting someone special in amongst the madness and the crowds can be tough. We’re all looking for that special connection. This song is about loneliness being replaced by joy; about a bad, mad world becoming much more forgiving upon making a special connection. A true friend. A true love. A song about overcoming fear and letting in the love.
Are You Working On Any New Projects?
The new album ‘Love’ is to be released this Summer 2019.