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WE REVIEW NEW ALBUM FROM CHRIS HELME -WORLD OF MY OWN

New Album “World Of My Own” by Chris Helme, frontman of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band The Seahorses and acclaimed solo artist, he is also on a huge upcoming UK tour.

After a decade, Helme is back with a folk-rock record, to massive acclaim and undeniable talent. This is an album with real heart, hopeful, appreciative and shining, yet has moments of true vulnerability reflecting on the last 10 years of Helme’s life. He celebrates and questions our relationships, the distance and closeness that inhabit them and the events that pull us tighter together. 

The 2024 album tour is coming off the back of an incredible run of sold-out gigs across the last few years, and Helme will be taking in over 28 venues across the UK – to all of our delight. 

After a 30 year career in the music industry, and following his critically acclaimed 2012 album “The Rookery”; his legion of fans are ready and waiting for his new material, Helme’s tremendous vocals and stirring guitars. The record also has a number of string-influenced tracks which make for a really mellow, intimate sound, which reflects Helme’s lyrics. 

The rich production of the record is especially felt on ‘Desert Drive’ where the slower pace, transports your mind to Helme’s world,it feels like the beginning of something. Here, we really can’t doubt the vocal ability, alongside a brilliant bassline and strong, magnetic piano based ending. 

We really feel Helme’s honesty in his raw performance of the first track ‘Too Bad’, with a real feeling of his soul touching the music, and an almost theatrical, Western vibe, and the eerily intimate ‘Closer Now’.

The titular track is slightly more eccentric, with bird noises playing with the acoustic guitar, similarly to the promise he makes to himself in the hopeful ‘Big Misunderstanding’ that feels relatable, and real for his audience.

The pairing of heavier percussion and higher vocals in ‘Honeycomb’ making for a blistering track, there’s a genuine enchanting feel to it that represents the whole album. Standout tracks ‘Sailing Home’ and ‘Good Ones Go’ leant into Helme’s ridiculously silky vocals, while touching on melancholy as he sings of cold hands, blue lips, and an eventual spotlight.

Final track ‘ Hangin Out’ plays the album out with an air of optimism, which I think everyone needs at the moment, it is reflective, endearing, and real. 

Helme will be playing his new album –largely for the first time live – alongside his beloved tracks from The Seahorses’ seminal album which earned them an outpouring of adoration around the world.

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