Photo by Mathieu Bitton
We've gotten used to Chris Pierce releasing traditional-ish folk music, both as a solo artist and with War & Pierce, his collaboration with Sunny War. On his latest single, he goes full on electric blues. "45 Jukebox" is an electric guitar driven traditional blues song. It's an upbeat song about a love of vinyl showing that Pierce can have fun with his music. Plus, Pierce injects a little bit of soul with his vocals, making this quite a change from what we've heard from him in the past.
In the YouTube post for the video, Chris Pierce says of his new single:
"A traditional 45 Jukebox is a coin-operated phonograph with an illuminated cabinet, having a variety of records that can be selected by the drop of a dime and the push of a button. This song examines the journey as a songwriter and the internal process of the spirit for the songs to come to surface. It’s about the rigorous and demanding road of putting the truth on the line and wearing your heart on your sleeve day by day, night after night. There is a road to freedom in songwriting, recording and performing. It’s about being vulnerable and standing on the edge with your finger on the pulse, awaiting that drop of a dime and dedicating the soul and spirit to that moment when your song makes its way through the speaker and into the heart.”
You can watch the video for "45 Jukebox" below. For more on Chris Pierce, check out the artist's website.