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CRAIG FINN – SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW AT THE SLAUGHTERED LAMB 15TH SEPT – NEW ALBUM ‘FAITH IN THE FUTURE’ 11TH SEPT‏

September 4, 2015
 Shawn Brackbill

Shawn Brackbill

 

CRAIG FINN 
‘FAITH IN THE FUTURE’ TO BE RELEASED ON 11 SEPTEMBER 2015

SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW – THE SLAUGHTERED LAMB – 15 SEPTEMBER 2015

Craig Finn will perform a solo acoustic show at London’s Slaughtered Lamb on 15th September in support of his new album ‘Faith in the Future’ (out through Partisan  Records on 11th September). New song “Maggie I’ve Been Searching For Our Son” can be heard here:
‘Maggie, I’ve Been Searching For Our Son’ is described by Finn as “really just about someone who’s been flailing around spiritually looking for answers, trying to make a connection before time runs out.” About the song, The Wall Street Journal noted “[‘Maggie’] is full of the richly detailed lyrics that the singer has made a specialty in a career that began in the 1990s with his Minneapolis band Lifter Puller.” Check out the song below:
Tues 15th September London The Slaughtered Lamb – TICKETS
Josh Kaufman produced the record in the cosy, rustic confines of Woodstock’s The Isokon recording studio and helped Finn stretch the boundaries of his songwriting with confidence, invention and ambition to realise what will be a defining moment in his career.

At times stark and spare, at other times vibrant and dynamic, ‘Faith in the Future’ is Finn’s most compelling collection thus far, each song a powerfully alluring and subtly nuanced composition wedded to his distinctive short story narratives. Much of the material on ‘Faith in the Future’ was written after the passing of Finn’s mother, and while none of the songs directly address that loss, the themes of perseverance and finding redemption can be found throughout the album.

“I had both the music and lyrics to these songs, though they changed a great deal in the studio,” Finn explains. “There’s a grandness to The Hold Steady that tends to make me write about bigger, more dramatic themes. Some of these songs are more mundane, with minor slices of life that wouldn’t best be supported by the hugeness of a rock group. It wasn’t always about what we wanted to put in, but what should we leave out? We didn’t want to sermonise or moralise. Just let these songs, and characters, be.”

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