The North East of England isn’t short of talented young singer-songwriters at the moment. Sam Fender and his angst-ridden, Brit Award-winning indie rock is currently tearing up the nation and beyond, showing that the region has a lot of worthy acts to bet on. Callum Pitt is yet another artist who continues to impress with his expertly crafted and exuberant folk pop tunes. His latest, ‘Forgotten Kids’ is a thoughtful take on the rising wealth gap in the UK, set to incredibly catchy and bright pop melodies.
Pitt explains: “This song is written in response to the massive rise in poverty, use of food banks and rough sleepers in my country. The title ‘Forgotten Kids’ refers to the people let down by the system; the people who are left waiting weeks/months for benefits and help from the council, we are such a rich country and poverty shouldn’t be an issue. This song is about the struggle of these people and the absurdity of the huge gaps in wealth in the UK.”
‘Forgotten Kids’ is out 12th April via Kaleidoscope.