Thursday, 11 July 2019

LISTEN: Christof van der Ven - 'Lucky'

"How lucky are we to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?"

It's probably quite obvious from my posts that I am partial to a quality sad folk song. Christof van der Ven is delivering (as always) with new track Lucky - featuring such tear-jerking lyrics as "right now you occupy just everything, I find it hard to let you go" - taken from his upcoming second record You Were The Place. It's due for release on September 6th and as I've had a sneaky listen (I'll share a review closer to the time) I can tell you that it is a gorgeously heartbreaking (but also hopefully optimistic) album, written in response to the end of a brief and intense fling. If you can't wait until September, you should most definitely check out his debut album Empty Handed and recent EP Beneath The Ordinary Load, both beautifully crafted collections of tracks.


In support of the album, Christof plays a run of European shows including Brighton's The Hope & Ruin on October 7th and London's The Lexington on the 8th. He'll also be opening up for touring buddies Bear's Den (and playing in the band) on their upcoming Highlands & Islands tour around Scotland in August - full tour dates here.

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