TRACK PREMIERE: Chris Garneau presents powerful new single ‘Overexposure’

Chris Garneau

Love and loss are two aspects of life we’re all familiar with – loss particularly so to and for many over the last couple of years – and both makeup key parts of the new single from singer-songwriter Chris Garneau called “Overexposure.” It’s a powerful, penetrating and also rather poignant track, with the accompanying video having been directed by Samuel Stonefield.

The track was co-produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Benoit Bel who has worked with the likes of Kate Nash and Bjork, with the last incarnation of “Overexposure” being made, as Chris explains: ”…during a fall residency at a chateau in a remote, bucolic part of France. I was coming up on my fortieth birthday – a moment that inevitably inspires reflection. I found myself going back and looking through old notes and journals. I usually write about the right now – the current challenges facing me – but in this instance, I collected fragments and stories from different moments of my past, both distant and more recent.”

He goes on: “A narrator for the song started to emerge: a person trapped in a pattern of repetitive, cyclical thinking. Stuck in the past, this was someone overexposing themself to their own pain, the result being life-defining loss. In other words, the kind of break-up that leaves you on the floor, without a sense of self or direction. The resolve is ambiguous – the build-up at the end of the song makes space for this dichotomy – between surrendering to the notion that this love will never come back and the inability to accept a bitter reality.”

Listen to ‘Overexposure’ – BELOW:

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Rebecca writes about pretty much any and all music but is a big pop-rock-indie fan. She loves the likes of Panic!. Fall Out Boy and Green Day, but is pretty old school too with Roxette and ABBA on many of her playlists. When not writing, she enjoys travelling far and wide, attending theatre and music shows, reading and spending time with friends.

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