Barton Hartshorn reveals new album 'Manchester Sun'
Updated: Dec 6, 2022
Barton Hartshorn is back and has just launched physical copies of his well-received album "Manchester Sun." The album features emotionally-penned, vulnerable offerings such as “Georgetown” and “No Western” which his audience are sure to find solace within. Tracks such as “Semaphore Signal” and “Starter Kiss” feature band accompaniment that create a textually thicker sound that displays vibrant melodies.
Speaking about the album, he says: “As I was writing the songs I could tell that they’d need a different approach to the previous album. These were guitar-driven indie-folk tracks with an Americana overtone. There was a definite theme of missed opportunity in the stories within. Although I toyed with the idea of a purely guitar and vocal album, I knew that certain tracks would benefit from additional voices and textures. Some songs, like 'In a House Overlooking the Sea' and 'Starter Kiss', arrived late in the recording process but just demanded to be included! I certainly can’t imagine the album without them now...”
Pinches of Nick Drake through Lloyd Cole to Pete Doherty and Sam Fender can all be found in his latest album “Manchester Sun.” Within this signature sound, his music features tales of first kisses, of soldiers trying in vain to remember their hometown, of marriage proposals scrawled on motorway bridges, of missed opportunities and unreliable childhood memories.
Manchester Sun is released worldwide and available to purchase below!
Physical copies are available at:
Vinyl & CD: https://www.diggersfactory.com/vinyl/259166 (international delivery)
(Aso on Juno, Rough Trade, Assai Records,)