Newton Faulkner has recently released his new single ‘Hit The Ground Running’, taken from his brand new sixth studio album of the same name – out September 1st. The new release comes nearly ten years to the day of the release of Newton’s double platinum selling debut album Hand Built By Robots. He’s also announced a visit to Manchester – at the RNCM Concert Hall on Tuesday 7th November.
Royal Northern College of Music Concert Hall
Tuesday 7th November
Featuring his synonymous percussive guitar playing, ‘Hit The Ground Running’ is minimalistic in approach, but a true melodic force, showcasing a skyscraping falsetto that is up there with the very best. Lyrically uplifting, the track drives home a positive message of triumph over adversity and beating the odds to succeed.
Of the track, 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.”
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. Featuring the exuberance of album opener ‘Smoked Ice Cream’ and ‘This Kind Of Love’ to the mellow tones of ‘All She Needs’ and ‘Finger Tips’ Hit The Ground Running is a bonafide package of musical variety, something that has almost become expected from Faulkner. ‘Been Here Before’ serves up another fine example of his percussive acoustic pop, whilst ‘Never Alone’ proves that his ear for mammoth melodies has strengthened yet again.