SPRINGHILL – What would you do if you were a Maritime musician carving a niche for yourself in the music industry?
Into the Woulds is Springhill’s Chris Brown’s first solo album, released last week. A two-year retrospective of his life and experiences as a musician in Atlantic Canada, the songs, Brown says, reflect moments in his life where inspiration is found close to home.
“I was driving between Antigonish and New Glasgow and I got lost — can’t believe that anyone can get lost between Antigonish and New Glasgow — and that experience alone inspired two songs on the album,” Brown says.
“‘What You’re looking For’ would be kind of a home song for Springhill.”
Known for his work as frontman for the touring group Nicknameless, also of Springhill, Brown says Into the Woulds became an accomplishment and an achievement for himself and his peers. The well of encouragement throughout the two-year recording process never ran dry. Jamie Folds, an East Coast Music Award-winning producer, and Palmer Jamieson, a student of Folds, had unique approaches to recording Brown’s work but their encouragement, Brown says, was universal.
“A lot of people wanted to have a finished product as much as I did,” Brown says. “It was really cool. It’s nice to have people as excited as me to finish this.”
Into the Woulds is on sale locally at the Anne Murray Centre and can be ordered directly from Brown by e-mailing brownthebrown@gmail. com.