Brand new album “Come Back Fighting” from Philippa Hanna is already seeing iTunes success in the Country and UK album charts since it’s release on 24th November. This 6th studio offering from the triple UK Christian Chart #1 female artist, marks 10 years of making music and well over 1000 live performances.
With much of the album written in Nashville, Philippa has brought together a range of pop, country and gospel influences, assembling an impressive collection of musicians. With features from BBC Radio 2 presenter Paul Jones on harmonica, world-champion banjo player John Dowling and a leading UK gospel choir, the album was recorded at Chairworks Studios in West Yorkshire. Working with long-term collaborators guitarist Roo Walker and manager Andy Baker, the production has a fresh and unique flavour that won’t leave fans disappointed.
From the acoustic-reggae-infused ‘Dorothy‘ to the hard-hitting bluesy title track ‘Come Back Fighting‘, listeners can expect to be drawn into the storytelling narrative that has put Hanna on the singer-songwriter map. With covers of Willie Nelson’s classic ‘Always on My Mind‘ and Hank William’s ‘I Saw The Light‘ the album succeeds in catering for an incredibly broad fan-base that has seen the Sheffield-singer open tours for Lionel Richie and Little Mix.
‘Off The Wagon‘ (video above) kicked off the proceedings as debut single and reached No. 3 in the iTunes Country chart. Fans can order signed albums and related merchandise from comebackfighting.com in conjunction with Rocket Fuel, the crowdfunding site Philippa helped to launch in 2014.
“Off the Wagon is a stunning track… just gorgeous. I’ve never been a big country music fan, but Philippa is that good, she’s got me into it, that’s a massive achievement!” – Christian Carlisle, BBC Radio Sheffield.