Christian Parker, a country artist from Canton, NY, marks his comeback with the new album, Every kilometer that passesa list of 13 titles inspired by Parker’s vision for the future.
The country record is full of soothing songs, with themes ranging from fear of the unknown to hope for a pleasant future. Originally inspired by the effects of the pandemic, the attention-grabbing opener, “Cast a Line” showcases the full potential of this album and draws listeners in. Parker created this track with the help of his longtime friend and mentor, Peter Pendras.
The last line of the song, “Throw a line when a star falls in the sky, there’s no need to cry, for it’s falling”, represents the search for hope in a hopeless situation.
Other standout tracks include “Fire With Fire” and “This Time.” Both songs feature consistent guitar as their foundation, as well as Parker’s signature airy vocals. The sentimental ideas of peace and learning from past mistakes give listeners a sense of energy and hope for their own future.
A majority of the album was written by Parker, but he still had the chance to collaborate with other veteran artists such as Phil Hurley, founding member of Gigolo Aunts, Lisa Loeb and Fountains of Wayne. Hurley contributed backing vocals, as well as guitar tracks. All of these contributions have led to the creation of a unique country-pop experience.
While working on the creation of his unreleased album Best Kept SecretParker realized he had more than enough material to make a separate album. Best Kept Secret is scheduled for June 2022.
Every kilometer that passes was co-produced by Ron Keck and mastered by Larry Lachman of Kevorkian Mastering in New York. The album is available on all streaming platforms and can be purchased here.
Key tracks: Throw a line, shoot with fire, this time