Debut album 'In the Balance' out 2/6/23.
Inspired by the rawness & honesty of artists like Elliott Smith, Julien Baker, Adrianne Lenker & Sufjan Stevens, Callum Pitt imbues his indie-folk with a grand, orchestral, chamber pop sensibility plus an alt-rock edge. Despite using music often as a canvas to openly discuss depression & anxiety, as well as political unrest, Callum still manages to imprint feelings of optimism and unity - alongside genuine warmth & honesty - throughout his songs.
28-year-old Pitt has been working on his craft for over a decade, beginning as a teenager in the Newcastle pub scene & gradually refining his thoughtful, poetic songwriting voice, leading to festivals such as The Great Escape, Deer Shed & The Long Road and support slots with Donovan Woods, Adia Victoria, Jordan Mackampa and Cattle & Cane. Callum’s development as a songwriter has been recognised with accolades such as ‘Alan Hull Award’ for songwriters in 2019 & the ‘Fender Player Plus’ competition in 2022. As a result of his tireless work ethic, as an independent artist, Callum has amassed over 6 million streams, with releases landing on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlists 17 times & received airplay from BBC Radio 1 & BBC 6 Music.
Meanwhile, he’s studying a masters in Occupational Therapy & has worked with children, young people & adults with disabilities through various outlets, including therapeutic music work, giving him a new perspective on the cathartic & unifying power of music.