Home is a very personal and introspective album, born out of the
transformation of challenging times. Looking inward and focusing on
the moment, making the best of a new situation, and dealing with big
life changes. Through all of this, as an artist I found a new voice.
After moving into a new home in June of 2010, I immediately began the
writing and recording of this album. Expressive piano playing, and
adding my bass guitar to three of the tracks on the second disc, was a
new direction for me. Being less experimental and wearing my heart
on my sleeve was at times challenging, but ended up being very
rewarding and therapeutic all at once. The comfort and solitude of
being at Home was also a theme of this album. Midway through
production, it was clear to split up the album into a day and night
collection of tracks, with the second disc slightly darker than the
A track that stands out for me is the album closer, Together Again,
featuring Barred Owls. The reason being the night my grandmother
passed away, two Barred Owls were hooting outside our window. It was
as if it was a message from beyond, telling us she was ok and my
grandparents were together again. After that night the Owls never
Chris Russell, April 2011
All music composed and recorded by Chris Russell, June 2010 to March 2011.
Field recording on Solace by Dean Richards.
Barred Owl sample on Together Again by Noah Phonaut.
Together Again dedicated to Fran and Buster; without them Home would
not be possible.