By Samuel Stevens
Release Date: July 23, 2020
Label: Humble Angel Records
The singer-songwriter Callum Pitt from Newcastle upon Tyne, England has recently released his brand new single, “Fault Lines.” The powerful single may sound upbeat, catchy, and energetic, but don’t be fooled by these aspects. Callum’s lyrics on “Fault Lines” explores the strong topic of the heightened polarization within the United Kingdom’s political landscape. “Fault Lines” is directed at the UK government and the right-wing press, who have incited hatred and division in the public through their rhetoric over the past few years in particular. Callum’s goal with “Fault Lines” is to encourage the ignorance and prejudice with the UK, and around the world, to be met with education and conversation.
“We have been split down the middle as leavers or remainers, demonizing immigrants and refugees. This has allowed the stain of white supremacy to spread. ‘Fault Lines’ encourages ignorance and prejudice to be met with education and conversation,” affirms Callum Pitt
Callum Pitt’s sound combines the stylings of fingerpicked folk riffs that are partnered along with his stunning falsetto voice and with the additive of rich harmonies. Over the years, Callum has had major support from music blogs including DIY, Dork, Crack In The Road. As well, Callum has received a copious amount of radio play with BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music. Finally, Callum’s previous releases have frequently landed on Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlists across Europe and Asia, resulting in surpassing over three million streams in the process.
After his first festival appearances at The Great Escape, This Is Tomorrow, and Deer Shed last year, Callum went on to embark on his first full fledged tour of the United Kingdom, including performances at Wild Paths Festival alongside Jose Gonzalez and a headline show at London’s Paper Dress Vintage. The remainder of 2020 for Callum is set to see the release of at least three new singles, providing the process isn’t further disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.