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by Chris Lively

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Turn to Wood 04:52
Kerosene 04:36
Taking Time 04:22
Empires 04:31
Distance 05:25
Divide 04:17


Replete with spacious, layered vocals, emotive lyrics, non-traditional arrangements, and melodic/percussive finger-picking, Distance is not a far departure Chris’s previous work. However, the new album contains a unique character and feel that reflect an artist who has certainly evolved and is no stranger to traversing new terrain, both instrumentally and thematically. In addition to featuring diversified instrumentation with performances by other musicians on piano, percussion, violin, and steel guitar, Distance is a soulful and often twangy album that swings as it delicately balances a sometimes heavy and even haunting quality with an optimism and almost playful lightheartedness.


released October 25, 2017

Percussion: Edward Sanchez Violins: Joanna Becker & Juilette Javaheri Steel Guitar: Will Van Horn Piano on 'The River Song': Rodrick Borbon
Bass on 'Turn to Wood': Chris Stevens

Mixed and Engineered by Josiah Hamilton @ Otherdog Studio Mastering by Paul Cox @ 226 Recordings Album art: Chase Kuras Album Photography: Alida Bonifaz Album Cover Design: John Davis


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Chris Lively Houston, Texas

Native to Houston, TX, USA, Chris Lively began songwriting in the late 2000’s with a focus on lyricism and melody underpinned by euphonic chording and folk/Americana inspired rhythms. With the release of Feather, his first full length album, Chris Lively strengthens his place in the US Gulf Coast music scene. ... more

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