King For A Day

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    'This is a bittersweet folk-electric concept album, influenced by his time spent in London, and the songs range from the slow and personal From the South Bank to Soho, which features exquisite viola work from Sam Sweeney, to the remarkable Drop the Bomb, which starts as a gentle ballad backed by the piano of Neil Cowley (of Adele fame) and ends as a furious electric guitar workout.’ **** The Guardian

    '‘…like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective' fRoots

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lyrics

Dream come true, how do you do
Waltzing through the city with you
Light me up, let me burn
I'll leave no trace, I’ll never return

Now my reign is over
Lost to memories past
I must have been in love
To think it would last

I was king for a day until you took back my crown

The mighty fell, it wasn’t to be
All that trust just lost at sea
Can I bear this load with you
This regal mess you’ve got me into

Shattered ever after
I will be the one
Trying to stem the tide
Now that you’re gone

I was king for a day until you took back my crown

Bow before the king

credits

from How The City Sings, released April 8, 2016
Sam Carter - Guitar, Vocals
Neil Cowley - Piano
Matt Ridley - Bass

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‘Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection’ Songlines

2010 BBC Folk Awards Horizon Award Winner

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