Archie Faulks releases ‘Hung Up’ ahead of UK tour

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London musician Archie Faulks releases his new single ‘Hung Up’ as he prepares for a UK headline tour next month.

The single sees Faulks deliver his brightest sound yet, channelling a pop sensibility into his enthralling songwriting. Once again produced by Eliot James (Noah & The Whale, Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party) the new single follows the release of his debut single ‘It Rains’ and ‘Blackout’ in 2018.

‘Hung Up’ is a pensive look back on the past, yet delivers an upbeat glimmer of hope for the future.

Regarding the single Archie says: “‘Hung Up’ is a song about not being able to get over the disappointments of the past. It’s easy to keep replaying these events, isolating different factors to blame for their failure while, conveniently, ignoring your own part in their demise.

“You can’t hide from your own truth; the only way to improve is acceptance and then working out the best way of dealing with it. This song was my way of trying, still to be decided if successfully or not, with dealing with certain truths which I had been hiding from for many years of my life.”

The songs are a taste of Faulks’ forthcoming debut album, which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.

Faulks is hitting the road again in April for his first ever headline tour. He will play seven dates across the country, starting at The Jacaranda, Liverpool on April 13th and finishing at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd. He has also been announced to play The Great Escape Festival on May 10th.

ARCHIE FAULKS TOUR DATES

APRIL
13 – Liverpool, The Jacaranda
14 – Manchester, Castle
16 – Glasgow, Glad Café
17 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
18 – Newcastle, Surf Café
19 – Sheffield, Café Totem
20 – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
23 – London, Camden Assembly

MAY
10 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

Good

  • Strong vocals
  • Sweet, moving beat

Bad

  • A bit generic in acoustic tone

Summary

'Hung Up' sees Archie Faulks deliver his brightest sound yet, channelling a pop sensibility into his enthralling songwriting.
8.1

ICM Rating