Chris August has seen the upside, and the down in these past few years and months - and is better for it. After climbing to relatively quick success with his best-selling debut release, No Far Away, Chris garnered three Dove Award wins, spent six weeks on top of the radio charts with "Starry Night" and toured with the largest tour in the country.
Setting out to write and produce his sophomore record was a challenge he was energized and confident about, and dead- set on what he wanted to say. Ironically, while recording, Chris experienced a true "down" moment when he was in a serious skateboarding accident. Returning to the studio with a renewed awareness and sensitivity, song after song began to have new meaning and importance.
A 14-track album, Chris was set on writing and crafting songs that were purposeful, vulnerable and direct, not shying away from truth and not hiding meaning with metaphor. Stand out tracks include the upbeat "Center Of It", gospel-infused "Amen", and compelling ballad, "This Side of Heaven".
14 track record co-produced by Ian Eskelin and Chris August
Mixed by Neal Avron (Sara Bareilles, Aerosmith)
Mastered by Ted Jensen (Norah Jones, Coldplay)
Label: Fervent Records
Release Date: 2012-08-21