By Devon Leger.
Still on tour opening for Neil Young to thousands of fans every night, Chris Pierce is living the dream of every songwriter! But home looms ever large in his mind, and with his new single released, he's looking at the importance of home through the lens of welcome and forgiveness. Here's what Chris has to say about the single, "Home", "The feeling of being home means something different to anyone you ask. For some folks, it’s a memory of a place that no longer physically exists. For others, it’s a place of refuge that can be found in the sacred depths of the heart. This song “Home” is about a pathway to a feeling of being welcomed and celebrated in a space for your spirit and full journey, not just the good parts…all of it. “Home” is also about forgiveness. Forgiving yourself and those in your life who have may not be on the path that you laid out for them. It’s about letting loved ones back into your heart after life’s challenges. The groove and rhythm of “Home” have the celebratory feel of a rite of passage where the soul and spirit are elevated."
With his new album, Let All Who Will, acclaimed Los Angeles singer and songwriter Chris Pierce delivers a powerful set of songs that amplify unheralded voices and aim to bring us together across the bitter trenches that divide us. Pierce’s new album is a follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2021 acoustic album, American Silence, which was heralded as a masterpiece of protest folk songwriting by folks at NPR, Rolling Stone, and many more. Co-produced by Niko Bolas (Neil Young, The Mavericks) and Dave Resnik (Sonia Dada, Mavis Staples), Let All Who Will was recorded in Hollywood, CA at the legendary Sunset Sound. The new album is packed with intense storytelling, intuitive spontaneity, and powerful performances that capture a vivid snapshot of the kinship at the sessions, all supporting Pierce’s unmistakable and soulfully dynamic vocals. It’s clear from his songwriting that Chris Pierce holds a strong belief that songs can cut through the isolated and static feelings of individuals worn down by the uncertainty of everyday life. Songs can unite us under one sonic roof to feel something together, be it pain, sorrow, frustration, joy, hope, or freedom. But though Pierce believes in the unifying power of music, Let All Who Will (coming September 1, 2023 on Friends at Work / Downtown Distribution) does not flinch away from the harsh realities of being Black in America. Rather, it focuses a blistering lens on historical and modern injustice, trusting the audience to understand that justice and compassion show the only way forward for our nation.
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