Face Your Fear Curtis Harding
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- 1Wednesday Morning Atonement04:28
- 2Face Your Fear03:54
- 3On And On04:01
- 4Go As You Are03:58
- 5Till The End03:11
- 6Need Your Love02:57
- 7Dream Girl03:22
- 8Welcome To My World03:36
- 9Ghost Of You04:29
- 10Need My Baby03:17
- 11As I Am04:02
Info for Face Your Fear
Curtis Harding's new album „Face Your Fear“ is out October 27. New York Magazine already named the forthcoming album one of their most anticipated fall releases lauding Harding’s “scorching voice” while Clash UK hails recent new track “On and On” as “a blistering slice of dancefloor soul that recalls prime Curtis Mayfield and late 60s Motown.” The new album follows 2014’s Soul Power, on which Rolling Stone called Harding an “artist you need to know.”
Harding fuels his psychedelic sound with the essence of Soul but isn’t bound by it. Instead, the 12 songs on the new album convey an eclectic blend of genres leaping from the many musical lives he has lived from following his evangelical Gospel-singing mother on tour as a child in Michigan to rapping in Atlanta, forming a garage band with The Black Lips’ Cole Alexander to singing back-up for Cee Lo Green. Through these experiences he fully embraces life’s darkest intricacies conjuring dynamic, addictive melodies.
As Curtis explains, "The record „Face Your Fear“, to me, is all over the place because I go through moods, man. I change.” The dark title track was inspired by the feeling of a nightmare; a foreboding feeling, the spell broken by the clarity of awakening. “By the way maybe don’t worry Its OK face your fear” he croons on the chorus. Fear of the unknown, fear of the unfamiliar is a bad dream the brave among us must constantly shake ourselves out of. it’s something he’s had to practice his entire life as he moved from place to place and continues to practice as he moves forward as a musician, “Just putting myself out there and not being close-minded and just being open to different ideas and different sounds and different flavors and putting myself in situations sometimes where I didn’t know if I would make it out but you know [the mantra is], face your fuckin’ fear!
Face Your Fear features production by Harding, Sam Cohen, and Danger Mouse and was recorded in New York at Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Studio.
Curtis Harding, vocals
was born on June 11th, 1979 in Detroit, Michigan to a gospel singing mother, and a retired veteran father. As a young kid, Curtis Harding travelled all over the U.S. from State to State with his siblings, exposing him to all different kinds of music. Once Harding, settled down in Atlanta it seemed natural fit for his mix of Southern garage rock and R&B riffs and melodies. Inspired by Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley and B.B. King, he is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter whose songs evoke the sound of soul from the sixties, with the nitty gritty of In die music of today. Curtis Harding has carved out a place for himself in Atlanta's underground rock scene on his own terms, setting the stage for what could be the brightest year of his career yet. Curtis Harding says that soul music, and his music, speak for themselves. It's self-evident on the Atlanta artist's debut, Soul Power. The driving sound of his electrified Stratocaster, the foot-stomping backbeat and the lyrics swimming in reverb -- with something this flourishing, it's almost reductive to just dig around the roots. Harding's style was born in Michigan and bred on the road, a restless childhood spent singing gospel alongside an evangelizing mother, then cultivated in Atlanta, where he sang backup for CeeLo Green and befriended the Black Lips (he plays with Cole Alexander in Night Sun).
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