CHRYSALIS // SHAPESHIFT

FINDING MYSELF ON THE VERGE OF TEARS IN THE LOUISVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WAS FAR FROM BEING ON MY BINGO CARD FOR THE YEAR, BUT WHEN A SONG LIKE THIS HITS YOU, YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LET IT DEVOUR YOU. CHRYSALIS IS A BOSTON-BASED SINGER-SONGWRITER CURRENTLY ATTENDING BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND SHATTERING THE HEARTS OF TWINKS LIKE ME ACROSS THE NATION. 

EVEN IN A POST-NOAH KAHANIFICATION OF MODERN COUNTRY AND FOLK MUSIC, MANY OF US ARE STILL QUITE HESITANT TO OPEN UP TO THE INSTRUMENTATION OF TRADITIONAL COUNTRY AND FOLK MUSIC. CHRYSALIS IS HERE TO SAY, GROW UP! THE LYRICS OF THIS SONG COULD HAVE BEEN MOLDED INTO SEVERAL PRODUCTIONAL GENRES, BUT CHOOSING A COUNTRY/FOLK DIRECTION MADE THIS SONG STING FAR MORE THAN BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN COULD’VE EVER DREAMED OF. 

QUEERNESS AND COUNTRY/FOLK MUSIC ARE OFTEN SAT AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE TABLE , BUT CHRYSALIS PROVES THAT QUEERNESS AND COUNTRY/FOLK MUSIC HAVE ALWAYS WORKED IN TANDEM. CHRYSALIS OFFERS LISTENERS AN UNDENIABLY, GENUINE STORYTELLING THAT MOST SONGWRITERS CAN ONLY DREAM OF ACHIEVING, ALL WHILE DELIVERING A VOCAL PERFORMANCE THAT WOULD LEAVE YOUR FAV INDIE SINGER QUAKING IN THEIR BOOTS. 

SHAPESHIFT GIVES THE SAME JARRING SENSATION AS PASSING SOMEONE IN THE STREET WEARING A COLOGNE OF SOMEONE YOU HAVE TRIED TO DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM, JUST TO BE LEFT THINKING ABOUT THEM FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. CHRYSALIS IS A MULTI-FACETED TALENT WITH THE ABILITY TO HEAL YOUR HEART, AND BREAK IT WITHIN THE SAME CHORUS. THIS TRACK IS THE PERFECT SINGLE TO CELEBRATE/DETEST CANCER SEASON.

CHRYSALIS IG: chrysalis.m4a

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