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Single Premiere: Chris Pierce - American Silence

Chris Pierce - American Silence

The soulful, Americana musician releases the title track off his ninth full-length studio album, "American Silence."

Pierce shares a protest song reminiscent of legendary protest songwriters of the past. "American Silence," carries words of resistance, justice, and self-reflection on a bed of gentle guitar strums and a beautiful harmonica cadence surely to remind you of the protest years of Bob Dylan.

Pierce says his single and upcoming album was created to offer messages of strength, empowerment and to remind those who have been oppressed to never give up the fight.

"My new single and album “American Silence" was written in memory of all those whose lives have been affected by abusive, excessive, and inhumane force," Pierce says. "It’s written for those who may have been shoved off of the path and might need a helping hand.  It’s written for those who may need a reminder that our authenticity and roots make us beautiful. The album is written as a call, in the enduring hope of a response.”

His upcoming album will include all original songs with a wide range of social justice issues from Black self-love to racism to mass incarceration to Native American boarding schools. Pierce also includes his tribute to the great American statesman and civil rights leader, John Lewis. 

The American Silence album is due out in the first quarter of 2021.