Christopher Paul Stelling
Category - Music Date - 25/09/2017 8:00 pm
Every so often we have the honour and privilege of coming across an artist who really moves us. Brooklyn based Christopher Paul Stelling is an artist we really want you to hear.
He comes to The Balor as part of a European tour marking the release of his new album Itinerant Arias on Anti Records. Itinerant areas is one of the true gems of 2017 – channelling the restless spirit of a young man who left home to travel the world making music. It’s packed with darkly beautiful and powerful songs, the experiences gained from over 400 shows in the last 3 years distilled into one haunting and impassioned masterpiece.
The stand out track for us is recently released single Destitute – a sublime combination of effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar, a voice that sounds both young and old and lyrics that are dramatic, perceptive and intensely confessional.
Itinerant Arias is Stelling’s 4th album following up on the success of Songs Of Praise and Scorn (2012), 2013’s False Cities and 2015’s Labor Against Waste – an impressive catalogue of honesty, talent and beauty.
This highly anticipated Balor gig will line up as a 3-piece with Stelling on guitar and vocals joined by a bassist and violin player. You may not be familiar with the music of Christopher Paul Stelling but We guarantee you that after this gig you will never forget him.
The inspiration is all around you. If you aren’t seeing it, then look harder, and if you still don’t see it, then turn the corner, and if you still don’t see it then look at things differently, because it’s right there in front of you. – Christopher Paul Stelling