Shaun D Charlton lives in Lincolnshire (UK) with his partner of 35 years. His first foray into music was at the tender age of 16 and fronting his first band in 1986. Fast forward to 2020: after several bands, some tv appearances and a solo club career spanning almost a decade, Shaun decided to write and record his own album, which took him the best part of two years.
The title of his new album is ‘Better Late Than Never’. The release date is Monday, April 25th, which is the date he asked his partner to be his girlfriend in 1987.
“The title of the album is a gentle reminder that it really doesn’t matter who or where you are or what you are doing, if there is a piece of your life that is missing, or a burning desire to complete something that’s been on the back burner for so long that its almost forgotten then its perfectly ok to do it rather than not despite any inhibitions or fears of ridicule or rejection, grab the opportunity with both hands and see where it takes you. Don’t be scared.”
“I’m extremely proud of the album as a complete piece of work but my favourite song has to be ‘Sleep’. I wrote the lyrics to ‘Sleep’ during a very short period of time that seemed to last a lifetime, a time when life was very difficult for me and my family and sometimes it was hard to see a light at the end of a very dark tunnel, but thankfully we did.”
“Although there are a couple of very personal songs on the album, ‘Sleep’ always takes me back to that time and makes me feel so grateful how things have transpired since then and the darkness that surrounded us has been lifted.”
“The songs for the album were recorded in two studios in Leeds and in Ulceby. I also recorded some of the vocal tracks from home. The album tracks were mixed and recorded by Ben Whelan in Leeds and Alan Croft in Ulceby.”