It’s been five years since Chris Price released his debut solo album, but there’s a few reasons it’s taken this long for a follow-up—he’s been a bit busy. Between producing critically acclaimed comebacks from Linda Perhacs and Emitt Rhodes, opening for The Who with Tal Wilkenfeld’s band, and co-writing with Roger Joseph Manning Jr (Jellyfish, Beck), he continued to write and record his own new music. The result? Stop Talking.
Recorded from 2013–2016, Stop Talking contains 14 tracks produced, engineered, and arranged by Price, and features a wide variety of sounds and styles. Acoustic tracks (“Once Was True”) meet electric tracks like the title cut. Others are peppered with string arrangements (“Man Down”), mellotron, and tape loops (“Algebra In The Sky”). Chris was joined in the studio by a variety of top musicians, including Kyle Fredrickson, Ben Lacourt, Fernando Perdomo, Joe Seiders, and many more.
Stop Talking is a perfect introduction to understanding why Chris Price is such an in-demand producer and musician. Stellar songwriting and playing all add up to one of the best listening experiences you will have in 2017. Once you hear it, you will not be able to stop talking about Stop Talking.