By Maxim Mower
Charles Wesley Godwin has released a new mini-documentary, which takes fans behind the scenes of his 2023 performance at Pittsburgh's beloved Stage AE venue.
The half-hour set of visuals also features a variety of clips from the West Virginia native’s set, offering viewers a taste of the electrifying live shows Charles and his Allegheny High band have become renowned for in recent years.
Excitingly, early on in the documentary, Charles gives an update on new music while driving down a misty, tree-lined road in a scene that feels like it's been plucked straight out one of the wistful, atmospheric songs on his acclaimed How The Mighty Fall album.
The country-folk prodigy, who is gearing up to release his third studio album, confirmed that he finished recording the eagerly awaited project at the beginning of the year.
Charles shared that he “just recorded the new album in January. We did it down in Echo Mountain studios in Asheville, North Carolina. It was the best experience of my life”.
Charles Wesley Godwin went on to reveal that ‘All Again’, one of his many fan-favourite unreleased tracks, will feature on the project, underlining that it's “a special song on that album...it's about how my life has gone and how some things didn't go as I'd planned or wanted them to [in] the moment...the whole point of that song is basically just to say all the twists and turns and the ups and downs in life, for all of it, you know, to where I'm at right now, with my life and my family...I'd do it all over again”.
Speaking at the top of the documentary, Charles explains why the Stage AE concert in February meant so much to him, with the ‘Temporary Town’ crooner underlining that one of his favourite gigs ever was seeing The Avett Brothers perform there when he was younger.
Charles Wesley Godwin kicked off his Stage AE performance with the high-energy ‘Hardwood Floors’, which often serves as his setlist opener, while viewers are also treated to a special cover of the classic song, ‘Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby's Arms’.
Although we're still keeping our eyes peeled for an official release date for Charles' new album, which is due to be called ‘Family Ties’, with all the songs seemingly mixed and mastered, it surely won't be long before we receive more news on the record.
The upcoming project is expected to feature an array of stellar tracks the up-and-coming singer-songwriter has been teasing in recent months, including ‘The Flood’ and ‘Dance in Rain’, both of which Charles performed during his recent Holler Live Session.
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