Caustic Love clocks up stellar sales to debut at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart midweeks.
Paolo Nutini looks set to end Kaiser Chiefs’ two-week stand at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart this weekend with his third full-length, Caustic Love. And, not only that, the 27-year-old Scottish singer/songwriter is also on track to bag himself the fastest selling artist album of 2014 so far.
According to the Official Charts Company’s latest sales data, the follow-up to Paolo‘s 2009 album, Sunny Side Up, has sold more than 59,000 already this week. Caustic Love is currently just 10,000 copies behind the entire first week tally of current record holder, G I R L by Pharrell Williams, which topped the Chart back in March.
“Let’s try and do it in chronological order. Five years ago, roughly since the last album was released, I think we toured that for about two years on and off, took it around fairly well. So we did that. That gives us another three to think about.
“I actually put on about three f**king stone! I didn’t even see it. Just all the toxins – everything – all mounting up on me really. I went for a haircut. You know how they’re f**king brutal? Usually changing rooms and a hairdresser, they’ll have this almost fluorescent light so you just f**king look s**t, and you’re going, ‘Holy s**t! Who are you?’, and you just go, ‘I need to take it easy and slow down. I need to sweat this out’
“Not only that, but I felt a few little growing pains that I never fancied showcasing too much. So I just thought, ‘I’ll go and deal with these’. Then you just think sometimes you could wallow for a day or two, and then another week or two, and so you could wallow for a year, but yeah I took some time. I retraced my footprints, some of the territories and places that I’d been. People are like, ‘Oh wow, what’s Copenhagen like?’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t know. I’ve seen the hotel, the band, the bar and the venue’.
By Kev Geoghegan
Arts and entertainment reporter, BBC News
Nutini performed tracks from his latest album Caustic Love at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust
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