King Charles - The Madness of Impending Doom

King Charles strips back 'Madness of Impending Doom' for a captivating acoustic performance.

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Posted 21st February 2012 in Videos, King Charles

At first glance of his magnificent beehive, you would be forgiven for thinking that King Charles was Amy Winehouse reincarnated. He is a talented singer-songwriter from London and his acoustic performance is, quite simply, not to be missed.

This version of 'The Madness of Impending Doom' opens with a stunningly simple introduction on King Charles' guitar. His vocal timbre is lilting and melodic, but has a world-weary crackle when singing the more emotive lines. Subtlety is the key for him, with a stripped-back sound that is free of pomp and bombast. King Charles is introverted, but that's because he is connecting with his lyrics and you are connecting with him.

The majesty of King Charles is the beautiful lyricism he spins in the song: 'It surrounds you like a mist / your once warm heart is frozen 'cause your love is drowned.' He might dress like a brash dandy, but his performance is understated and more captivating for it.

King Charles joins the likes of Rizzle Kicks, Ed Sheeran, Maverick Sabre, Michael Kiwanuka, Clock Opera, and Bombay Bicycle Club to perform their best tracks acoustically for Bands In Transit with Ford.