The frontman of Richmond Hill punk rock band The Flatliners, Chris Cresswell released a new song from his solo project on Thursday called “Feel”.
The intimate and personal acoustic track from the punk rock singer and guitarist sees Cresswell reflecting on his career as a musician and the ways that it has affected his relationships with people around him.
Here is Cresswell speaking about “Feel”:
“Playing music for a living can cause you to live a life with blinders on. Maybe life, in general, is just like that at a certain age no matter what you do for a living. You’re barrelling down your own path so fast and determined, an awful lot of time can pass before you even know it.
As we age, relationships become more and more crucial to our existence. We’ve all heard that ‘you are the company you keep’, and as time goes on we’re able to choose our own family, choose our own people, and I feel that it’s important to cultivate those relationships and allow them to continue to shape you fundamentally as a person.
This song is about the simple fact of effort being paramount in a relationship and that sometimes that effort can break down if you’re always the one out there floating in space around the people you love.”
Cresswell will be heading out to tour his solo material starting Monday in Boston, Massachusetts, with stops in Canada and the UK as well. Here is the full list of dates:
Feb 24 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
Feb 26 – Baltimore, MD @ Waverly Brewing Company w/Joey Cape
Feb 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle w/Joey Cape
Feb 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery w/Joey Cape
Feb 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/Joey Cape
Mar 01 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall w/Joey Cape
Mar 07 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern w/Dave Hause & the Mermaid
Mar 08 – Montreal, QC @ Café Campus w/Dave Hause & the Mermaid
Mar 23 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
May 11 – Manchester, UK @ Castle Hotel
May 12 – Southampton, UK @ Planet sounds
May 13 – Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks
May 14 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
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