Chris St John has been on a roll these last 2 years, having written dozens of songs which appear on 2 albums. His first album, released in 2021, I’m Dreaming, gained critical acclaim and commercial success. The album had four chart toppers on the Worldwide and European Indie charts, including “I Called you Rose”, which climbed all the way to No. 3.
In Nashville, Chris recently worked with legendary producer Stephen Wrench, as well as some of the finest session musicians in Music City, to record his upcoming album, Fly Away. During the production of the album, Chris released the song “Hey Siri”, which quickly hit No. 1 on the worldwide and European charts, remaining there for 5 weeks. “Hey Siri” has a playful rolling African groove, reminiscent of Paul Simon’s Graceland vibe. The song is clever, playful, and thought-provoking, focused on the drawbacks of modern technology. Stylistically, it’s an outlier of sorts, scratching only the surface of the deep and impactful artistry St John showcases over the course of 13 tracks. The diversity of the songs makes it very hard to fit St John into any one genre. St John’s voice is velvety and clear on the album’s ballads, and heartfelt and rocking on the up-tempo songs. His tenor voice has remarkable range and clarity, and his different way of attacking his vocal parts on each track make it hard to believe it’s the same singer throughout the album.
Fly Away is set to soar. The title track is a soulful, poetic, and powerful song about the birth of his son John, and the times Chris spent with him from childhood through his recent admission to college. He wrote the song as his son was preparing to head off to college. All parents with children who have left the nest can relate to St John’s heartfelt lyrics: “I just held you I cannot believe it/You’re heading off to live on your own/A Million hours, tears joy laughter/I treasured it all, the best years I’ve known…”
The song is set for release on February 25, 2022, his son’s birthday.