We discovered Chris Pierce a short time ago as half of War & Pierce with Sunny War. He recently released a solo single, and if you've been a fan of War & Pierce, you're going to love his solo work. "American Silence" hearkens back to the classic protest folk of Richie Havens and Bob Dylan. It's impossibly captivating, with Pierce's music and voice sucking you in even if you don't pay attention to the lyrics. But once you take the time to pay attention to the lyrics, "American Silence" is one of the most powerful songs of 2020.
You can watch the video for "American Silence" below. The new full length album from Chris Pierce will be released in 2021. In true 2020 fashion, the album was recorded at Boulevard Recording in Hollywood, CA with only studio engineer/owner Clay Blair in a socially distanced fashion. Chris Pierce is the only person you hear on the album, including all instruments and choir vocals. For more on Chris Pierce, check out his website.