CRAIG STICKLAND LIGHTS UP NEW YEAR WITH HIS BRAND NEW ALBUM STARLIT AFTERNOON ON FEBRUARY 28
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“Craig Stickland has one of those rare voices that stops you and speaks directly to your soul.” - Baeble Music
"Craig Stickland shares an absolutely gorgeous, harmony-laden track… Stickland’s sparkling falsetto is simply heavenly." - Parade
"Inspired by a feeling of rebellion towards the divide and oppression...Craig Stickland debuted a rousing video” - Billboard
Toronto, ON – January 13, 2020 – After a groundbreaking 2019 marked by packed shows, millions of streams, and widespread critical praise, Canadian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Craig Stickland, illuminates 2020 with the release of his highly anticipated debut album on 21Entertainment/eOne Music, Starlit Afternoon, on February 28. Pre-order it here. As part of his 2019 fall tour, Craig played 20 shows all across Canada with fellow Canadian musician, Tyler Shaw, giving fans a taste of the tacks to come on Starlit Afternoon.
Starlit Afternoon showcases the Los Angeles-based Canadian troubadour’s eloquent songcraft, emotional lyricism, and deft instrumentation. These twelve tracks trace a personal journey from the guitar-swept love-drunk sway of Starlit Afternoon all the way through the soulful closer Good Love. The most recent single, Break Every Rule clocked over 1 million total streams thus far. You can watch Craig’s live performance of Break Every Rule on Global TV’s The Morning Show here. Garnering acclaim, PopMatters referred to it as “impassioned and raw.” Check out the full track listing below.
On the album, Craig comments, "I wrote my first song when I was 15 years old. Although it didn’t make it on this album, I remember exactly where I was and what I was feeling when I wrote it. The twelve songs that make up my debut album are no different. Some stretch decades and some stretch months, but they’re all drawn from very personal experiences. It took a few years to find the right sound for the songs that have lived in my head for what seems like forever, and it’s amazing that something that was created in a 400 square foot guest house is being released into the world. I hope you will relate to it in one way or another."
On album release day, Craig will unveil the fifth instalment of his fan favourite Van Session video series featuring an outdoor acoustic rendition of Starlit Afternoon. The Van Session comprises eight stripped-down performances he shot to accompany Starlit Afternoon. Powered only by solar energy from the van, he filmed in breathtaking hidden locales throughout California, including Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Alabama Hills, and Downtown Los Angeles. Total views on the series near 1 million across Burn It Down, Rolling River, Stop At Nothing, and Break Every Rule.
Written throughout a whirlwind tour in a self-converted sustainable Sprinter Van, he co-produced Starlit Afternoon, alongside Cat Lewis and Gray Hawken (Locals Only Sound), in Los Angeles during 2018. He Airbnb’ed his apartment, slept in his van outside the studio, and architected a 12-track opus, fusing blues, soul, rock, folk, gospel, and alternative.
Spend a Starlit Afternoon with Craig Stickland.
STARLIT AFTERNOON TRACK LISTING:
1. Starlit Afternoon
2. Rolling River
4. Break Every Rule
5. Golden Child
7. Stop At Nothing
8. Burn It Down
9. Save Your Words
10. Love We're Going To Lose
11. I Can't Get Enough Of You
12. Good Love