Chris King of Chris King & The Gutterballs reflects on the current state of the world on this acoustic solo release. The band were gearing up for big things this year, with a headlining tour and multiple festivals scheduled. It all disappeared overnight. King was inspired to write this song and says: “Just when I thought I was getting out of my existential phase as a songwriter, shit went and hit the fan. Living is strange right now. I think that is where a lot of us are at.” The song takes us through a range of emotions – disbelief, anger, acceptance – but in the end, it’s ultimately hopeful and uplifting. The video was created on the banks of the beautiful Skykomish River near Monroe, WA, and the song is equally beautiful. As King says, we shall rise again, like a phoenix from the ashes. Enjoy.
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