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Local CJ Stranger Drops Vivid New Single Strange One and Announces Album for 2020 Release

Source: Firestarter
Archived 29 Dec 2019 - Posted: 30 Oct 2019
CJ Stranger hones a unique sound and spirit for his new album, Hey Stranger. Describing lead single Strange One as a “stream-of-consciousness ramble of a day living in the inner-west,” CJ carves out contemporary Australian music akin to present day greats like Courtney Barnett, filled with occurrences like electric shocks, technology failing, having a tunnel dug under your house, and tryin' to pay rent. “After a strong coffee,” he notes, “things feel better.”

These days based in the Blue Mountains, Cameron James Henderson is constantly immersed in music – writing and performing his own songs, while moonlighting as a session player for bands such as Middle Kids. His 2016 debut album established his prowess as a singer, songwriter and guitar player, but it was a different kind of animal. CJ Stranger is an exaggerated and more nuanced side of Henderson, brought forth by exploring this new artistic persona.

Slinging a small-but-powerful arsenal of instruments, CJ Stranger crafts his distinctive sound using an old weathered resonator, a weird vintage organ, and his beloved purple guitar Frankenstein-ed out of discarded bits and pieces. This array of re-purposed musical antiques allows CJ Stranger to sculpt a vivid and honest landscape for his musings. 

A singer-songwriter through and through, CJ Stranger's captivating voice, tell-all lyrics and natural feel for finger-picking walk together in perfect synchrony. Creative and honest, Strange One is a rewarding listen that feels comfortingly familiar, yet new and exciting.

New single 'Strange One' out now

 
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