Hi friends and fans!
For those of you who have followed me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChrisSmithAcoustic) or on Twitter (www.twitter.com/CSmithAcoustic) then you've probably already heard that my first studio album, Imaginary Fears, is just about done. The recording and mixing of 11 original songs has been completed. It took me a while to get done, but I'm almost there! Just working on the mastering, the album artwork and a couple of other minor details and we should be ready to release in the spring of this year!
I am super excited about this record and I hope you all pick it up at one of my future shows or download it from iTunes or other digital music sources. It contains songs that, for the most part, were written over the last five years of my life. In some cases, I've had the music for a couple of them well before that time period, but re-wrote the lyrics to fit into the concept of the album.
The concept of the record is a bit of an autobiography of my adult life while highlighting the fears that sometimes paralyze us into inaction, but which should never really be fears in the first place; fear of losing, fear of rejection, fear of change, fear of regret. These fears seem so very real at the time we experience them, but they shouldn't need to exist. Life is too short to be afraid of little things that don't really matter in the end.
I'm psyched to be able to share the full album with you all very soon, so make sure you check back here often for the release date and a very special album release show!!! In the meantime, check out www.chrissmithband.net for clips, videos and other information. See you soon!