Charlie Hickey | This Is Not Easy for Me

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This Is Not Easy for Me

by Charlie Hickey

literate, emotionally daring, alternative folk / rock
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Broken
4:07 $0.99
2. I Like the Idea of Loving You
3:01 $0.99
3. I'm Alive
5:03 $0.99
4. The Child in Me
3:16 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Charlie Hickey: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Dylan McKenzie: Electric Guitar (2,4)
Patrick Warren: Keyboards (1,3 and 4)
Jay Bellerose: Drums and Percussion (2,4)
Jennifer Condos: Bass (2,4)
Phoebe Bridgers: Background Vocals (2)
Daniel Rhine: Bass (3)

All songs written by Charlie Hickey
Published by John and Ugly, ASCAP

Produced by Charlie Hickey and Dylan McKenzie (tracks 1,2 and 4), Tony Berg (track 3)
Mixed by Lynn Earls
Mastered by Dave Locke
Cover Photo by Caitlan Hickey


"Charlie Hickey is 14 years old. I almost wish he'd waited until after I'd listened to his 'Odds" EP to divulge that detail--I haven't had a true 'holy crap' moment recently--but odds are I'd have liked it without caveat, such are its craft and emotional clarity." - Kevin Bronson,

"Wise beyond his years. . . We hope you're as knocked out as we are." --Bruce Warren, WXPN


Now 16, Charlie Hickey has been singing and strumming pretty much since he could talk. In 2014, he released his first EP "Odds," an outburst of literate, emotionally daring original songs that elicited attention and airplay on KCRW, KCSN and WXPN. Since then, he's been balancing high school with steady appearances at such venues as Genghis Cohen, Room 5, and The Coffee Gallery Backstage (places where his peers can get in)--meanwhile continuing to write. He collaborates with a growing list of friends and mentors around LA--including fellow emerging artist Phoebe Bridgers, a friendship resulting in several co-written songs and lots of harmony on stage and in studio. His cover of Joe Henry's "Trampoline" so captivated Henry that he invited Charlie to join him onstage at Largo and deliver the song as a duet.

Charlie is back with "This Is Not Easy For Me," an EP of new songs that explore the wonder and wilderness of adulthood coming into view. Timeless humanity slams into social anxiety, tattered kisses coexist with love of family, the incipient future is not just a riddle but a secret. With contributions from an illustrious roster that includes guitarist Dylan McKenzie, keyboardist Patrick Warren, drummer Jay Bellerose, bassists Jennifer Condos and Daniel Rhine and producer Tony Berg, the songs celebrate, search, rail, and even obsess, always struggling toward self-comfort and a tenuous kind of joy. . . for, as Charlie reminds us, "these very moments are all we have to run away to."

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