The Sound Cafe
Chris Pierce Releases 'Young, Black and Beautiful' from his Acclaimed Album 'American Silence'
A brand new and very powerful video from Los Angeles songwriter Chris Pierce. The song, “Young, Black and Beautiful”, is from his Feb 2021 album, American Silence, which received rave reviews. To make the video, Chris collaborated with photographer Mathieu Britton (Lenny Kravitz, Dave Chappelle). It’s a moving statement that Chris wanted to release on Juneteenth.
Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Chris Pierce stands by the notion that music can cut through the isolated and static feelings for those of us worn down by the chaos of everyday life. He calls out to unite us under one sonic roof to speak up, sing out, rise up and resist with the offering of his new 21st century Americana freedom and justice album titled “American Silence” to be released on February 26, 2021. On the forthcoming LP, Pierce channels legendary justice and freedom songwriters. With sparse acoustic instrumentation and unmistakable soulfully passionate vocals, Pierce creates an authentic sound all his own removed from time or trend.
The full-length LP, “American Silence” soulfully spins original songs about a wide range of issues including justice, oppression, homelessness, black self-love, racism, mass incarceration, Immigrant Transcontinental Railroad workforce, Native American boarding schools, and a tribute to the American statesman and civil rights leader, John Lewis. The self produced album was recorded during a socially distanced session at Boulevard Recording in Los Angeles, California with only Pierce and the studio owner/engineer Clay Blair in attendance. Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica and background choir parts on the album were performed by Pierce.