The buzz around Christian Lee Hutson started in earnest in 2018 after he began his collaborative friendship with singer Phoebe Bridgers. Hutson co-wrote songs with Bridgers for both the EP of supergroup boygenius (ft. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus) and her 2019 release with Conor Oberst, Better Oblivion Community Center. The emerging folk artist received further critical attention after Bridgers invited him to Eaux Claires Festival last July, where he performed a solo set and earned praise from festival host Bon Iver. Eventually, Bridgers asked if she could produce an album for him.
Engineered and mixed by Joseph Lorge (Blake Mills, Perfume Genius), the forthcoming release also features contributions from Bright Eyes pianist Nathaniel Walcott. To merely call Christian Lee Hutson an old soul would be to deny the vibrancy of his sound. Hutson writes songs that the SF Bay Guardian describes as, »... Foreboding, bluesy love ballads laden with longing nostalgia.« Hutson is an avid touring artist and his touring will take him to Austin this Spring for SXSW. For fans of Phoebe Bridgers, Elliott Smith and Bright Eyes.
»Beeindruckendes Debüt eines genialen Tagträumers.« (Audio, Juni 2020)
»... lässt auch Christian Lee Hutson aus alten Folkwurzeln vorzüglich in unsere Zeit passende Sounds wachsen. Das macht er in intimen Ohrwürmern so fesselnd, dass man nicht genug davon kriegen kann.« (Stereo, August 2020)