Chris Stapleton’s new album “Starting Over” is already off to a great start.
Chris had actually already finished his new album before the coronavirus hit. “This record I think is a lot of what was in my heart,” Chris shares. “I’ve had different opinions rendered on whether or not this sounds like some of the older music or if it’s a bit of a departure. Maybe it’s some of both, I don’t know.”
The album features the tune “Watch You Burn,” which was a reaction to the Route 91 Harvest Festival shootings. The tune is a message to the shooter who killed 59 people.
“I mean lyrically that came out as kind of a reactionary thing,” he says of the song. “Sometimes I write things purely for therapeutic reasons.” He adds, “it does things to me when I hear that one, it moves me in a way,” admitting he’s a little “pissed off” in that song.
- Of course Chris is known for his live shows, but he hasn’t been doing any of that thanks to COVID19. Chris was able to play one show of his 2020 tour before things shut down and he admits, “I miss it dearly.”
- One benefit of being off the road is being able to spend more time at home with his five kids. “A lot of time with the kids,” he says. “The amount of time we’ve got to spend with our children this year…is a big change.”