Exclusive Premiere: Industry Veteran Christopher Griffiths Releases Video "Best Part of You"
In your new music video for the single “Best Part of You” you are getting ready and are nervous about a big date. What was it like making this video and who came up with the idea? It was really fun. My friend Jaired Messing and I kind of came up with the idea and just sort of put it together at his house. He’s such a great visual artist. I just did what he said and he made the magic happen.
You have worked with Jaired a few times on projects. What is it that you enjoy about his creativity? He is a comic book artist and I’m a huge nerd, so it’s a match made in heaven. He’s a good storyteller and I need people like that to work with especially on a visual level.
You are gearing up to release your sophomore album, Lime Lake Road on March 30th. What are you most looking forward to with this release? The album is fairly personal, so I’m excited to share it with my friends and family. I think it shows my growth as an artist. And I am pretty proud of my piano playing on this one.
How was it writing and then deciding what songs to record and release? It was tough. I definitely went back and forth on a few. I wanted to stick to six songs and try to have a narrative for the record. So not only am I writing for the song, but also to fit inside the theme of the record.
What is your favorite thing about your fans? They are so interactive! They have opinions and wild ideas. Sometimes they’re blunt when I’m doing something they don’t like. And yet, they seem to understand that in the end, I’m going to do what I do. It’s a great bunch of people.
Tell us about your first couple of years in the Nashville music community. How did you make yourself stand out? Well, I would just see what everyone was doing, and try to be the opposite. I would sing more than other bassists, dance on stage and try and be funny. Try to lift more than the average musician. For a while I tried to blend in but, no one notices someone who looks and acts like everyone else.
Do you prefer performing live or studio work? LIVE!!!!!!!!!
After years making music and probably a few more mistakes, is there any advice you would have liked to give your younger self? Going back to an earlier point, I would have concentrated more on what I am strong at, and not worried as much about what the scene was like. Haircuts and skinny jeans come and go, but bringing something authentic to the stage never gets old.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs? I hope they find someone who they can commiserate with. Who is living through the hard times and the easy moments with them. I’m not all sunshine, but I do hold onto the happy moments fiercely. I would like to be a happy moment and a shoulder in the listeners life.
We know you’re a busy man so we have one more for you before you go. Where can fans keep up with you and your music?
My Instagram: @arrogantbass
I have a YouTube too and all streaming services carry my tunes.
The album is a follow up to his debut EP, Midlife Pop Crisis, released on June 2, 2020. He's been kicking around awhile, playing in bands since he was thirteen. His discography includes a Juno Award for his songwriting on Crystal Shawanda’s Just Like You and bass playing on Will Hoge’s recent album, Tiny Little Movies and 2018 release of My American Dream to name a few.
Album Release Date: March 30, 2020
Album Title: Lime Lake Road
1. “Day Dreamer”
2. “Best Part of You”
4. “Take on You”
5. “Across the Bridge”
6. “Lime Lake Road“