Photo courtesy of Christopher Norman
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He walks alone through the night. Footsteps carry him down the sun-baked streets of Austin that are only just beginning to cool under the moonlight.
The bar recedes into the distance. The voices of his friends, the clink of glass and casual banter fade to a hum. Christopher Norman is left with nothing but his thoughts as he saunters along home.
So he begins to write a song, in his head.
The tune becomes “Bide”–the third track on Norman’s most recent release, Process. You can almost hear the stillness of night in his vocals; echoes of longing that float through liquid synth beats like lost ghosts.
It’s about feeling like an outsider, like you’re watching the world from your own little corner.
The song is emblematic of the singer/songwriter/electronic music producer’s creative process. Lock him in his bedroom (which doubles as a home studio) and let him make magic. Utilizing ethereal samples, soulful melodies, and a smattering of Minimoog synthesizer sounds, Norman sculpts music that is meant to be sifted through layer by layer.
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Photo Courtesy of Norman
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