Simpson initially approached PledgeMusic earlier this year and more than 500 fans then generated the funds to record the new album in return for receiving a limited edition EP of new material and access to a range of premium incentives. The resulting record which is out on the Nusic Sounds label via PIAS, entered the UK Top 10 album chart at number six at the weekend.
PledgeMusic managing director Malcolm Dunbar said that when Simpson approached the company earlier this year, he had a clear idea of what he wanted to achieve.
"He was very focused on interacting with his fans and involving them fully in the process of recording his new solo album. We worked closely with Charlie to put together a really compelling pledge campaign and on an A&R level PledgeMusic helped him realise his ambitions for the record," he noted.