Cris Jacobs

Relix: Song Premiere - Cris Jacobs “Painted Roads” from forthcoming record ‘Color Where You Are’

Cris Jacobs’ new album Color Where You Are will be released on April 12 through Blue Rose Music. Jacobs produced the ten tunes alongside his bandmates Dusty Ray Simmons (drums/percussion), Todd Herrington (bass), and Jonathan Sloane (guitar). The four musicians were joined in the studio by Daniel Clarke (k.d. lang, Ryan Adams) who added keyboards. Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne, The Barr Brothers) mixed Color Where You Are, which is the follow-up to 2016’s Dust to Gold. Over the intervening years since the prior record, Jacobs got married and welcomed the birth of his first child, all of which is reflected on Color Where You Are. Today, we premiere “Painted Roads,” the lead track from the album. Jacobs tells, Relix, “I was trying to convey the idea of living with eyes wide open to the magic in the everyday moments, the mundane miracles, instead of always holding out for some distant, ambiguous destination. Choosing to create beauty in the present, no matter what that present might be. It was originally written with a sort of straight ahead rock feel, but it felt too normal when we tried it. I suggested we ‘fuck it up a bit,’ and Dusty kicked off this staggered, syncopated beat and we built it back up from there. This one felt like we really scratched the surface on some new approaches moving forward.” Jacobs and his band will be touring over the months to come in support of the record.
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