Charles Wesley Godwin at Railbird Festival 2023 by Laura Ord

Charles Wesley Godwin Unveils New Unreleased Song, ‘Christian Name’

July 4, 2023 3:50 pm GMT
Last Edited December 19, 2023 10:43 pm GMT

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Since announcing his signing to Big Loud Records this past March, Charles Wesley Godwin has been leaking unreleased music to us all in the form of various performances and online snippets.

That doesn't look set to stop anytime soon, with Charles having now shared another new track, entitled 'Christian Name'. It's a reflective slow-burner, which finds the West Virginia songsmith looking up and looking within as he wallows in the aftermath of a break-up.

The ‘Temporary Town’ crooner doesn't tend to tackle heartbreak songs all that often, with Charles Wesley Godwin more frequently opting for philosophical ruminations on family and love, often conveyed through striking imagery and metaphors.

On ‘Christian Name’, the song's protagonist begs God for an answer as to why he has failed to be the partner he should have been in his now broken relationship (“When I ask God why I’m left with no one to blame / But my Christian name, oh, my Christian name”).

Even though it strays into relatively new thematic territory, ‘Christian Name’ captures Charles Wesley Godwin's distinctive soulfulness and lyricism, with the up-and-coming singer-songwriter's haunting, weathered vocals intertwining serenely with his easy-going acoustic guitar.

This latest teaser follows hot on the heels of Charles’ Holler Live Sessions performance of two more unreleased tracks, ‘The Flood’ and ’Dance in Rain’, both of which are due to appear on the country-folk prodigy's eagerly awaited third studio album.

The project is expected to be released later this year. It's safe to say fans will be hoping ‘Christian Name’ makes its way onto the new record, which is believed to be entitled Family Ties.

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