Christopher Paul Stelling unveils new track "The Cost Of Doing Business"11-04-2017
Acclaimed troubadour Christopher Paul Stelling has released a new track today entitled “Cost of Doing Business” from his forthcoming album Itinerant Arias, out on May 5th through ANTI- Records. With a steady drum beat, “The Cost of Doing Business” finds Stelling’s melodic guitar picking augmented by splashes of strings and some backing vocals to create something that feels both observational and intensely personal.
Unlike previous records, Itinerant Arias finds Stelling backed by a band, electrified if you will. It is a record inspired by movement and travel. The album cover a photograph taken by Stelling himself depicting an arrangement of found objects on his table. With a little more than a week before returning to the road, he retreated to a friend’s Connecticut cabin out in the woods with some musician friends. They slept there, ate there and didn’t leave for the next eight days, recording the haunting and powerful record.
Stelling is getting ready to hit the road again, doing what he has for years now, playing music, and moving, documenting the all struggles and victories of the world he passes through. The tour kicks off May 6 in Europe and will soon be crossing North America too. It’s what he does.
06-05-2017: Brussels (BE) @ Huis23 at Ancienne Belgique (sold out)
07-05-2017: Utrecht (NL) @ Molen de Ster presented by TivoliVredenburg
08-05-2017: Groningen (NL) @ Lutherse Kerk presented by De Oosterpoort
09-05-2017: Aarhus (DK) @ Atlas
10-05-2017: Hamburg (DE) @ Nochtwache
11-05-2017: Berlin (DE) @ Lidolino
12-05-2017: Aachen (DE) @ Langer Turm
13-05-2017: Witten (DE) @ Stellwerk (Knuts)
14-05-2017: Venlo (NL) @ Down By The River