Sheffield date for Wonderful singer Archie Faulks

Singer-songwriter Archie Faulks, appearing in Sheffield on his debut tour
Singer-songwriter Archie Faulks, appearing in Sheffield on his debut tour

A young singer-songwriter is appearing in Sheffield on his debut headline tour, following the release of his new single.

Archie Faulks’ single Wonderful is a melancholic love song, displaying his emotionally-charged vocals and guitar playing alongside a string section.

Archie said: “Wonderful is a song inspired by the melancholy associated with the inevitable passing of time and the effect of it on the relationship of two people.

“A once glorious thing that, due to different paths chosen in life, could never come to fruition but is maintained through the thought of what could have been.

“It stemmed from the realisation that although there was still something strong there between us, it would never grow into anything more than it had been in the fleeting months at the start of the relationship.

“When lonely or in pain we can seek refuge in the glory days of our pasts and perhaps dream of a time when we can recapture these moments; however in reality we know that things, no matter how hard we want them, will never be what they once were.

“Before you realise what you have it is gone only remaining in the memory of feelings, places and song.”

Wonderful is the latest in a string of singles released since Archie emerged last year. It follows the release of the acclaimed songs Hung Up, Blackout and It Rains that have proved radio hits with DJs on BBC stations  Radio 1 and Radio X. They have also clocked up more than two million streams on Apple Music and Spotify.

The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album which he has been previewing on tour

He is playing Cafe Totem on Furnival Gate on Friday (April 19). Tickets: theleadmill.seetickets.com