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Charlie Pittman: A Deep Dive into His Journey and Return to London

After making waves on The Voice Australia, Charlie Pittman returns to headline Camden Assembly in London. We caught up with him to discuss his musical journey, challenges, and what’s next for the rising star.

It’s been four years since your first release, "I'm Still Lonely." How has the journey been for you since then?

It's been quite a journey. "I'm Still Lonely" was my first release back in September 2020. Music has always been my way of expressing myself, and there’s nothing that gives me the same feeling as making music. It's tough, but it’s something I can't not do.

Did you have a backup plan in case music didn’t work out?

I originally tried to be an actor and graduated in 2021, right in the middle of the pandemic. I was juggling acting and music, but acting felt more challenging because you're waiting for auditions, unlike music, where you can create and release your work independently.

How did the pandemic affect your music career?

It was a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand, I couldn't perform live, but it gave me the chance to really focus on my music. I started posting my original stuff on TikTok and embraced Zoom writing sessions, which turned out to be quite productive for me.

Your success on The Voice Australia must have been a game-changer. Can you tell us about that experience?

Absolutely. I applied on a whim, thinking it could help me build a fanbase. The production value of The Voice Australia is top-notch, and I thought it could give me a good platform. I never expected to get as far as I did, but it was amazing. My social media following skyrocketed, and it made sense for me to move to Australia for a while to build my career there.

What was it like moving to Australia?

Moving to Australia was fantastic. The live music scene there is vibrant, and I've done more shows there in a short period than I could have imagined doing in the UK. Sydney has become my base, and it’s where most of the writing and label activities happen.

How did your music evolve after you moved to Australia?

Initially, my music was very singer-songwriter focused. After performing live, I realized I wanted to create more high-energy music. I started writing with that intention, and my recent releases reflect that shift.

Tell us about your EP, "Nothing Is Forever." What’s the story behind it?

"Nothing Is Forever" is deeply personal. It's about the fragility of life and relationships. The title comes from a lyric in one of the songs, "House in the Suburbs." The EP covers themes of change and loss, whether it's breakups, losing a loved one, or just the natural changes in life.

You’ve mentioned collaborations. How has that influenced your music?

Collaboration is a huge part of my process. During the pandemic, I did a lot of Zoom writing sessions. While it was draining at times, it was also incredibly productive. I’ve worked with some amazing people, and those collaborations have really shaped my music.

How does it feel to be back in London and headlining Camden Assembly?

It's nerve-wracking but exciting. London is such a significant city, and there’s always pressure to perform well here. I haven’t played a show in London for a year and a half, so there’s a lot of anticipation. I’m playing a lot of unreleased songs tonight, and I hope the energy and authenticity come through.

What’s next for you after this tour?

My EP drops on June 20th, and then I’m off on an East Coast Australian tour. I’m always writing and looking forward to recording the next project. I plan to head to Nashville in August to work with some of my inspirations and hopefully record the next EP there.

Any final thoughts for your fans?

Just a huge thank you for the support. It’s been an incredible journey, and I’m excited to share what’s next. Keep an eye out for the new music, and I hope to see you at a show soon.

Charlie Pittman’s journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and passion in the face of challenges. As he takes the stage at Camden Assembly, it’s clear that this is just the beginning of an exciting new chapter.

Words by Sal F. and Photos by Ally C.

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