Charlie Simpson近日告诉媒体：“Busted要想与我重组，这将是1万年内不会发生的事情”。这句话说的多么的不可一世，又或许是Busted把他伤的太深。英国PUNK摇滚乐队Busted在2005年1月因Charlie Simpson的离队，而解散。随之鼓手Matt Willis发行了自己的首张SOLO专辑，主唱James Bourne也忙于自己的副业。Charlie Simpson回到自己创建的乐队Fightstar，并且发行了三张专辑，于2010年宣布休业，成员暂时忙于各自的副业，同时Charlie Simpson也准备了自己SOLO。乐队Fightstar将于2012年回归。这张专辑Acoustic类型的歌曲比较多，但是Charlie Simpson表示他写的都为ROCK类型的歌曲，只不过用Acoustic演绎出来，在做这张专辑的时候想靠近与Eddie Vedder和Pearl Jam的感觉。Text：soulpower
Young Pilgrim is the debut studio album by British singer-songwriter Charlie Simpson, former frontman of pop act Busted and current vocalist in rock band Fightstar. The album was produced by Danton Supple (Doves, Coldplay) and was released on 15 August 2011 through independent label PIAS Recordings.
Following the extended hiatus announced by Fightstar in 2010, Simpson began writing solo material in conjunction with fan funding website Pledge Music. The platform was launched in 2009, as an innovative new way of involving fans in the record making process. Fans "pledge" to receive a copy of the completed project (an album or EP), while also having the chance to purchase exclusive extras such as private gigs, music video appearances, or even providing backing vocals during recording.
Simpson first issued new material on Christmas day 2010, releasing a "pledgers only" EP entitled When We Were Lions. The EP and subsequent singles, garnered praise from music critics, seeing "Down Down Down" selected as "Record of the Week" by BBC Radio 1 presenter Fearne Cotton. Simpson has described his solo work as "something completely different", while it has been noted the album contains elements of melancholy, similar to the works of The National, Bon Iver, and Jackson Browne.
Young Pilgrim's physical release was put under strain after all 30,000 copies of the album were destroyed in an arson fire at the warehouse and distribution center for PIAS Entertainment Group during the 2011 London Riots on 8 August 2011. However, it was confirmed the following day that despite the damages, the album would still be released as planned on 15 August.