CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON - BEGINNERS VINYL (LP)
Release Date: 29th May 2020
The new album from the American singer-songwriter has the sound and feel of a timeless classic within the first moments right up until the last. Beginners was produced by Hutson's collaborative pal Phoebe Bridgers (whom he has co-written for in the past), notching up her first producer credit in the process whilst also providing her incredible voice for backing, alongside Conor Oberst and Lucy Dacus among others. Beautiful and brilliant in equal measure!
For Fans Of/You May Also Like: Phoebe Bridgers, Conor Oberst, boygenius, Blake Mills
"The buzz around Christian Lee Hutson started in earnest in 2018 after he began his collaborative friendship with singer Phoebe Bridgers. Hutson co-wrote songs with Bridgers for both the EP of supergroup boygenius ( ft. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus) and her 2019 release with Conor Oberst, Better Oblivion Community Center. The emerging folk artist received further critical attention after Bridgers invited him to Eaux Claires Festival last July, where he performed a solo set and earned praise from festival host Bon Iver. Eventually, Bridgers asked if she could produce an album for him. Engineered and mixed by Joseph Lorge (Blake Mills, Perfume Genius), the forthcoming release also features contributions from Bright Eyes pianist Nathaniel Walcott. To merely call Christian Lee Hutson an old soul would be to deny the vibrancy of his sound. Hutson writes songs that the SF Bay Guardian describes as, “... Foreboding, bluesy love ballads laden with longing nostalgia.”"