We've been fans of Chris Pierce for a while now, but his latest single is Pierce reaching for a next level. Pierce has always injected soul into his version of folk and blues, but never quite like he has with "Meet Me at the Bottom." This song is just pure soul along the lines of Marvin Gaye and Otis Reading. It's a huge, soaring song that showcases Pierce's vocals in a way they've never been before. Considering "Meet Me at the Bottom" is a song about how divided we are as a nation and is a plea for unity, it's surprisingly uplifting. If you can't get into this song, you may not have a pulse, and you certainly don't have a soul.
Chris Pierce says of his new single:
“We all have different circumstances that lead to struggle in life. If we can lay our fear and divisiveness down, we may find a venerable place at the bottom to rise together. The bottom can be a place of common ground and respect that each other’s struggles, hopes, and frustrations are as valid as our own.”
You can watch the video for "Meet Me at the Bottom" below. Let All Who Will is due out September 1. For more on Chris Pierce, check out the artist's website.