Artist: Chris Driver
New Release: Transparent Hearts
Genre: Folk-Country-Pop / Singer-Songwriter
Located in: Brighton, UK
‘Transparent Hearts’ is about my Dad.
He passed when we were all in the room. It was one of the toughest and most powerful experiences I’ve ever had. The song references the process of grieving through to now and reminds us of the importance of remembering the good times and laughing about the amazing memories you have. We all have these memories to keep with us as a family.
He always encouraged me with all aspects of my love for music. He was an amazing guitarist, arranger, teacher and all-round musician. His overall knowledge of music from classical, jazz, blues, folk, opera, musicals, rock’n’roll, and pop was insane.
The night before my Dad’s funeral we went to say goodbye and see my dad in the open coffin, my daughters decided they wanted to come with us.
Lola who was 6 at the time, looked at my dad and had a general look around. She looked down at the floor and under the trolly, he was on paused and thought for a while, then tapped me on the shoulder looking up and said, “it’s alright Dad, Grandpa’s got wheels”. 😂🤣😂🤣
Music, love, and laughter can get you through the toughest of times, and make the best of times truly incredible.
So big man this one’s for you. Thanks for the music, love, laughter, and the amazing memories x ❤️ x
About the artist…
With his emotive and captivating vocals and heartfelt lyrics, Chris Driver is a singer-songwriter based in Brighton. His debut single, ‘Lightning’ was released in October 2018 and featured as BBC Introducing South track of the day in January this year.
His influences include Neil Young, The Beatles, Radiohead, Band of Horses and First Aid Kit to name a few. Expect an eclectic mix of folk-country-pop.
Note from the artist:
This song is the final release before the EP. This collection of songs captures the last 15 years of my life. A celebration of past and present and moving on.
Right now I am in the process of preparing the release of my first EP at the end of the year. This includes the three singles I have released already and an exclusive track. I am also in the process of writing for my new album.