British singer-songwriter Charlie Cunningham has just released a new video for his new single “End of the Night.” The song appears on his recently released third full-length album Frame.
When asked about the track, Charlie explains that “End of the Night” deals with feelings of isolation and withdrawal, as well as a desire for connection and acceptance, both in relation to the self and to a wider community. This theme is just one example of the depth and nuance that can be found in Charlie’s music. He explores universal themes such as heartbreak, spirituality, grief, and climate anxiety.
Background On “Frame”
“Frame” represents a new sonic evolution for Cunningham. He collaborates once again with long-term producer Sam Hudson Scott. The album is a collection of songs that draws inspiration from a variety of sources like art rock and golden era jazz. His love for ambient artists such as Brian Eno and Harold Budd is also evident in the album’s vibe. Drawing on his own personal observations and experiences, Charlie has delivered his most accomplished work to date.
Despite struggling with dyslexia, Cunningham managed to earn a music degree. His unique journey has seen him travel the world, immersing himself in different cultures and musical traditions. He has since become an under-the-radar success story. He’s headlined iconic venues in the UK and Europe and connected with a global fanbase that has generated over 500 million streams to date.
Music Video Insights
The video was animated by leading visual artist Mawrgan Shaw and it perfectly complements the heartfelt nature of Cunningham’s work. Shaw had this to say about the collaboration.
Created using both traditional and digital painting and drawing, the animated music video for “End of the Night” is inspired by my own experiences with dysmetropsia – otherwise known as ‘Alice in Wonderland’ syndrome. It was so wonderful to work with Charlie, we discussed ideas at length and agreed we really wanted everyone to be given the opportunity to bring their own meaning and interpretation to the song. For me personally, the video tells the story of the spaces we feel are safe or unsafe, and how our mind can alter or change that perception, even against our will.-Mawgran Shaw
North American tour dates with a full band are now on sale. Before heading to North America, Cunningham will play a headline UK tour. From there he’ll head to Europe, where he will play in several prestigious venues. Limited tickets remain for his shows in Dublin, Vienna, Cologne, and Amsterdam.
Fans can purchase Frame on super limited edition clear smoky vinyl and CD, and tickets for Charlie’s upcoming shows are available now. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience Charlie’s sophisticated and emotionally charged music live.
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Fall Tour Dates:
- October 15 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music Hall
- October 16 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
- October 18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
- October 19 – Somerville, MA – Crystal Ballroom
- October 20 – Quebec City, QC – Grand Théâtre
- October 21 – Montreal, QC – Corona
- October 24 – Toronto, ON – Allied Music Center
- October 25 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
- October 26 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
- October 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Back Room @ Collectivo
- October 29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
- November 1 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
- November 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
- November 4 – Seattle, WA – Abbey Hall
- November 5 – Vancouver, BC – Hollywood Theatre
- November 7 – Portland, OR – The Old Church
- November 10 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
- November 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever
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