With '45 Jukebox,' Chris Pierce electrifies the creative process - The Colorado Sound

With ’45 Jukebox,’ Chris Pierce electrifies the creative process

Chris Pierce’s “45 Jukebox” pays tribute to the famed music players that spun 45 RPM singles in restaurants and bars across America. It’s a playful, upbeat electric blues that touches on the past while propelling us into the future. 

And if you listen to the lyrics, it’s also a song about the creative process. 

“This song examines the journey as a songwriter and the internal process of the spirit for the songs to come to surface,” Pierce explains. “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.”

Where Pierce’s previous album, 2021’s American Silence, was an acoustic folk and blues album, “45 Jukebox” is unabashedly electric. 

Pierce cowrote “45 Jukebox” with Sam Hollander, whose credits include songs for artists such as Michael Franti, Panic! at the Disco, Tom Morello, and Fitz and the Tantrums. 

“I first crossed paths w/ singer-songwriter Chris Pierce randomly in LA a few years back & instantly felt like I’d known this fella my entire life,” Hollander wrote in an Instagram post. “Chris is not only a killer talent, but also one the loveliest humans ever birthed. We wrote a bunch of tunes together over the last couple years including this feel good vibe ’45 JUKEBOX.'” 

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