405 Recommended Album Competition: Christopher Owens - Lysandre
Maybe it's unfair to compare the album to Girls' output quite so much, but it's also inevitable – Owens was always the 'front man' of that band, and so this album is going to be received as a new Girls album in all but name. But his intentions with this album are noticeably different: it's a much more intimate record, not in the sense of soul-bearing – there was plenty of that in Girls – but in that it's a record written not just for Owens, but for the girl of the album's title. It's a record about falling in love, and travelling, and how when you return from either of those things you can find that "part of [you] is gone." [Read Full Review]
For the latest edition of our Recommended Album Competition, we decided to go with the debut solo album from Christopher Owens.
For your chance to win, all have to do is tell us that you want it via a post on our Facebook page, (extra points if you share this article!), as a comment below, or via twitter (again, extra points if you share this article).
We'll pick a winner at random on January 31st.
Christopher Owens interviewed: "I know I will do things in the future that will be different from everything I have done."
Andrew Hannah has a chat with the excellent Christopher Owens about his new album, A New Testament: "There's always been different moods on the records I've worked on...even the first solo one has its ups and downs." [read more]
As I stepped into the bar I could hear a fractured voice and guitar escaping from the basement stairs. Sat alone on a stage bathed in red was Christopher Owens sound checking for an invite-only performance to showcase new material from his album A New Testament. [read more]
This new song isn't trying to do anything new, but that's what makes it lovely – it's simple; just storytelling with an acoustic guitar. [read more]