Anyone who has followed the career of Charlie Simpson will know it has been far from smooth sailing.
The new tranquil sounds found on his debut solo album Young Pilgrim seem to have changed this though, as well as highlighting a move away from the huge riffs found in Fightstar.
Cemetery EP is the third release taken from the album and is one that doesn’t disappoint. With over 20 minutes of material, including three new tracks, there is plenty for fans to get their ears around.
The title track itself is quite a dark one, with an air of loneliness running throughout both the lyrics and the accompanying music video, which can be seen below.
Of the b-sides found on the EP, the highlight is a studio recording of Life is Life, a cover of the Noah and the Whale track. This was originally covered in the Radio 1 Live Lounge and was deemed successful enough to make its way onto this release.
Charlie’s delivery of the track is haunting and at times it seems he is singing about his career to date. “He used to be somebody and now he’s someone else” could almost be a commentary on how far he has come since his days in Busted.
Overall Cemetery EP is another great release from Charlie Simpson. Whether you own the album or not, the b-sides found here are of such a high quality that purchasing Cemetery EP is a must.
- When We Were Lions
- Life is Life (Noah and the Whale cover)
- Re:Stacks (Bon Iver cover)
- Cemetary (Acoustic)