Charlie Cunningham’s new song ‘Bird’s Eye View’ is a deft display of focus.
The acoustic songwriter’s new album ‘Frame’ lands on March 31st, and he hits the road the following month. Word is spreading, too – he’s just added a second London show, at Lafayette on April 12th.
New song ‘Bird’s Eye View’ leads the way, the spiralling guitar notes set against his tender delivery. Sonically beautiful, there’s a twilight feel to Charlie’s work, while his lyrics touch on some tender moments.
The track deals with grief, as Charlie reveals that it deals with a very personal sense of loss. He explains…
‘Bird’s Eye View’ relates to my grandmother who died shortly after her hundredth birthday, just before the pandemic. She had a strong connection to her faith and as a child, through our close relationship, so did I. However, for me, that faith has waned and changed shape over the years.
This manifestation of faith – whatever it is – lives on in me through my connection to her memory, distilled as a fragment of my personality. I’m grateful it’s there. Her loss sparked a reconnection to that childhood relationship I had with it, albeit momentarily. It was comforting. This is a hopeful song.
Tune in now.