‘Carry On’ (rel 10.11.17) is the brilliant new single from Sean Christopher, released today on Dumont Dumont (Ry X, Charlie Cunningham, Josin). A poignant track written about the inevitable struggles we face in life – “No matter what, in the end we all have to carry on,” say Sean – ‘Carry On’ opens with delicate, finger-picked Spanish guitar and Sean’s emotive vocals (“Oh sometimes I want to steal away, I just can’t hide away from the beast in my head”) before building to a stirring, epic finale.
‘Carry On’ is the follow-up to Sean’s UK debut single ‘Paper Plane Pilot’, which was chosen by Lauren Laverne for 6 Music Recommends earlier this week. Both tracks are taken from the Dutch-born, Bristol-based artist’s forthcoming debut album ‘Yonder’, due for release April 2018.
Sean Christopher will be making his UK live debut at The End Festival at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston on November 19th.
Sean Christopher has been immersed in music all his life. As a child growing up in the Netherlands he would listen to his father play Flamenco guitar for hours and hours every day, while his mother’s extensive vinyl collection introduced him to legendary musicians like The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, and David Bowie.
An alumni of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and Codarts in Rotterdam, where he studied music production, Sean began creating music for films and commercials shortly after graduating. In 2014 his song ‘Everything’, composed and produced for an international car commercial, began to get him noticed, reaching a million streams on Spotify.
Back in The Hague, Sean built himself a basement studio and decided to record his first full-length album. Hidden away, accompanied only by his ever-growing collection of instruments and his dog Ollie, he began to work. In the end, it was his father’s old Flamenco guitar that took centre stage and drove the recording of what was to become ‘Yonder’.
After relocating to Bristol earlier this year, Sean signed a record deal with Swedish label Dumont Dumont, home to artists including RY X, Charlie Cunningham and Josin.
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