Easily one of my favourite releases of 2021 so far, singer-songwriter Chris Clarke is here with his addictive new EP ‘Conifers‘. A heartfelt release that will make you sit and reflect, ‘Conifers’ may only feature three tracks, but it will certainly leave you wanting more. Set to release a debut album later this year, ‘Conifers’ gives listeners a look into a bright future ahead for Chris.
Talking about the process of writing and recording the EP, Chris mentions, “It was written and recorded during the first two lockdowns in the UK. I had a body of work I had been working on and had tried the tracks out at local open mic sessions. My main idea was to have these recorded not as an acoustic solo act but with the fuller sound of a live band, but it was clear I needed to get the different musical ideas down on record first. As gigs were a minimum in 2020 it was the ideal time for me to gain some recording skills and make it happen.”
“Conifers” illustrates Chris refuses to be limited to be one sound. For fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr, Eric Gales & Jimi Hendrix to name a few guitar icons, Chris could easily find his way up the success ladder. Title track “Conifers” comes as a reassuring number that explores themes of realisation and optimism – a track the globe definitely needs right about now. Second single ‘Saviour’ is a lively number that could easily get you off your seat and dancing around your house. EP closer ‘Little Echoes’ may still feel electrifying but it also showcases emotive lyricism within it’s arrangement. Sharing his thoughts on Little Echoes, Chris adds, “It’s a nod to my Dad who sadly passed away in 2015. He was definitely my biggest fan, and always telling me to believe in myself.”
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