Reviews

Words in the Earth

April 9, 2021

I’d Send You My Heart is the stunning closing track to the album that combines all the melancholy of his song-writing style into a simple but perfectly formed ballad. Telling the story of a lost loved one, the track approaches a theme that is familiar and relatable with a deeply personal touch.

 

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Lifestyle Republic

April 2, 2021

The tracks on the LP offer many personal experiences that Chris had, some good and some tragic. From the loss of love to a special gift from his grandmother it makes you feel like you are there, and he is telling you his stories.

 

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Skope

April 2, 2021

I’m Dreaming makes it all possible. Even in his subtle context and every-man voice, St. John makes the impossible feel achievable. He’s an inspiring songwriter with masterful guitar playing skills. He’s a gifted storyteller.

 

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NeuFutur Magazine

April 2, 2021

St. John brings songs to life that are easy to run back-to-back over and over. These are songs for the weekend, for summer days and for simple enjoyment. Already he’s released two singles, “I Called You Rose” and the enchanting “I’d Send You My Heart”. Both of these are excellent choices for singles, but there’s not a bad apple in the bunch.

 

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Independent Music and Arts, Inc.

April 1, 2021

If you’re a fan of songs that feel right on a Sunday afternoon, and songs that get you in the mood to wander around in your imagination for a while – I’m Dreaming is a collection of tracks you should check out. I can now say I’ve heard some really interesting songs and artists like Chris St. John continue to excite my love for indie music, especially singer/songwriters. He’s outstanding and shouldn’t be overlooked.

 

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Vents Magazine

April 1, 2021

He makes even the ordinary piano, the honey-dipped guitar, sound extraordinary.

 

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IndiePulse Music

April 1, 2021

His lovely voice is so respectful and honest. I think this song could also be about anyone reaching for their dreams and maybe enduring tragedy. St. John’s joy is contagious and this song lingered with me for hours. I kept returning to it.

 

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The Hollywood Digest

March 31, 2021

Hold onto my heart, he sings. His voice is dreamlike, but refreshingly honest. This song struck me as a love letter to the lost souls or the close family members St. John has lost in his life. I’m reminded of stories where letters are written and stuffed in a bottle and thrown to sea. You hope they are read, but so many go unanswered. I believe in my heart, and from the sound of St. John’s voice, that he knows his words are being heard.

 

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Mob York City

March 31, 2021

The guitar work is magic. It sprinkles the perfect amount of drama amongst the song’s length. I loved the levity of the instrumentation. He gathers the strings as if there were an army of acoustic guitars playing, but alas, I think it’s just him at the helm. He’s a confident and powerful guitarist.

 

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Too Much Love Magazine

March 31, 2021

St. John’s rhythmic tones in the guitar are not the only thing that stands out. The song also has a boost from a soothing, melodic electric keyboard. I think this sound cultivates a relaxing, content feeling. So does St. John’s voice. He takes out all the pain and the sorrow of grief. I felt like he was singing to someone in heaven, someone he can’t see in person any longer. He wants to send them messages of love and care.

 

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Indieshark Music Magazine

March 31, 2021

“I’d Send You My Heart” plays out like a man giving his true feelings for a long lost friend, or putting it out into the universe knowing it will be unanswered.

 

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Colin Jordan

March 31, 2021

Chris St. John is a remarkable new singer/songwriter with a voice that can move mountains. A mesmerizing, hush of a voice, he sings from the heart in his single “I’d Send You My Heart”.

 

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ARTpublika Magazine

March 30, 2021

Simply put, Chris St. John put out a thoroughly beautiful album; everything about I’m Dreaming is very, very well done. From his message of hope to his impressive skills as a musician, there is a lot to appreciate on the record.

 

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Muzique Magazine

March 24, 2021

Comprising 15-tracks, the album begins with “I Need a Horse,” rolling out on an undulating country-flavored melody riding a mid-tempo rhythm. Drawling guitar colors imbue the tune with Jimmy Buffet-like textures, luminous and creamy.

 

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Pop Off

January 14, 2021

“I Called You Rose” opens on velvety, rolling flavors of SoCal country-rock topped by Chris’ deliciously, rich tenor, exuding warmth and affection. A fat, rounded bassline and finessed percussion imbue the rhythm with contagious, undulating textures.

The lyrics narrate his previous love affair with alcohol, a toxic relationship of disturbing tendency.

Smooth, laid-back, and marvelously lush, “I Called You Rose” is wonderfully wrought.

 

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NeuFutur Magazine

January 12, 2021

Chris St. John’s I Called You Rose has a traditional rock sound that melds together performers as diverse as John Denver and Billy Joel. There’s a bit of a more traditional, even 19th-century approach to St. John’s single that will stick with listeners long after the song ceases. The instrumentation that bubbles forth at points during I Called You Rose hangs with Chris’s voice. There’s a robustness, a richness to the production here that makes everything work. Utterly familiar while still giving Chris St. John ample opportunity to forge his own unique pathway, I Called You Rose will have toes tapping for the foreseeable future.

 

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