Worthing musician releases song about his experience of homelessness

A Worthing musician who has experienced homelessness has released his first single through record label Host Recordings.

Chris with Nathan and Dave from Host Recordings
Chris with Nathan and Dave from Host Recordings

Up until six months ago, Chris Lawson had never written a song.

His new single My Facts, which is released on Saturday, features Chris singing passionately about his life and experiences of being homeless.

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Chris said: "‘Writing music has really given me some focus in life and allowed me to let off some steam and share my emotions.

Chris Lawson recording in the studio

David, who lived on the streets himself for a time, wanted to give homeless musicians the opportunity to write, develop and sell their own music - as well as share their experiences.

The pair have been working with musicians at Turning Tide's community hub St Clare’s for the last year.

A spokesman from Turning Tides said: "The clients have found the sessions cathartic and have thrown themselves into the opportunity to learn how to put across their feelings and tell their story through writing their own songs."

Chris’ song is Host Recordings first release.

David said: "‘Writing songs with Chris and watching him develop as a singer and songwriter has been an awe inspiring and life-affirming experience.

"He has a story to tell, he is telling it through music and we aim to make sure that he is heard."

Host Recordings will be releasing on average one song a month going forward.

Chris' song will be available from Saturday, February 16, on Bandcamp, Spotify and itunes.