Title - 'Walkin' Through This World'
Artist - Cidny Bullens
After a career spanning more than four decades in rock ’n’ roll and multiple recordings, singer-songwriter Cidny Bullens is releasing a unique, debut album — of sorts.
While it’s true, this brand new album Walkin’ Through This World (due out August 21st, 2020 via Blue Lobster Records), is actually Bullens’ ninth collection of original songs, it’s the first album he will put out as Cidny Bullens, a transgender man.
Produced by Ray Kennedy and Cidny Bullens, and recorded at Room & Board Studio in Nashville, Tenn., Walkin’ Through This World tells the story of Bullens’ gender transition and celebrates his life as an artist.
The album includes collaborations with several artists, such as guest vocalists Rodney Crowell, Beth Nielson Chapman, Jess Leary, Mary Gauthier, Siobhan Kennedy, and Reid Bullens Crewe.
1. 'Little Pieces'
2. 'Purgatory Road'
3. 'Walkin' Through This World'
4. 'The Gender Line'
5. 'Crack The Sky'
7. 'Call Me By My Name'
8. 'Laugh In The Rain'
9. 'Lucky For Me'
10. 'Healing The Break'
With Bullens’ songs reflecting a range of musical influences, drawing on his lifelong narrative of reinvention, renewal, and paradox, the album opens with the stuttering rock of 'Little Pieces' and then backs that up with the pain, and ultimately gratitude, felt within 'Purgatory Road,' the Mellencamp-esque, spoken-word title track 'Walkin' Through This World,' and then both the low lung ambiance of 'The Gender Line' and the impassioned 'Crack The Sky.'
Next up is the divinely motivated 'Sugartown' which in turn is followed by the upbeat and rowdy 'Call Me By My Name,' the harmonica-driven ballad 'Laugh In The Rain,' and then the album rounds out with the rambunctious, bar room rumpus of 'Lucky For Me,' closing on the ornately beautiful, tender guitar ballad 'Healing The Break.'
The album is, says Sir Elton John, “... a musical journey of the miracle that is Cidny Bullens. He HAD to do this. He had to musically tell his story. And it is SO moving."
"'The Gender Line,’ ‘Walkin’ Through This World,’ ‘Call Me By My Name’ are killers. The playing and the sound are fabulous!”
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