Chris Black – “Worry/Truth Be Told” Lazy Boy Recording Co. REVIEW

When I first started writing for 50Thirdand3rd here, my intentions were to share my love of indie music with the masses. Having a platform to reach people I never thought possible, was like a dream coming true! More importantly, it could help spread the word of artists who may not get the exposure they deserve. After a few articles went live, a few indie labels reached out to me and asked if I was interested in covering their releases. This blew me away! Not only was I given the opportunity to write about records but now the labels were asking me? I couldn’t have been happier!

One of the first labels to reach out to me was Lazy Boy Recording Co. Over the years I’ve developed a good relationship with them and covered a few of their releases like Scantron and Adam Faucett. But just like every independent business, Lazy Boy went on a short hiatus. Be it catch their breaths, reevaluate their priorities, or whatever, it was none of my business. However, now they’re back and once again poised to on the indie rock scene with Worry/Truth Be Told by Chris Black.

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“Truth Be Told” is a somber, but satisfyingly intimate anti-ballad about owning the hardships of the human condition. Side B’s “Worry” trades the self-depreciation for something a little more into blues-rock territory. The guitar tone coated in nicotine, and his vocals beneath natural reverb as if he’s pouring his heart out in a dive bar at 2 am. The best part about both tracks is Chris Black means it. These aren’t two superficial blues jams made for car commercials, they’re living and breathing tracks directly from the heart of the artist.

This all comes back to what I enjoy about indie music. It’s not about selling enough records to buy a yacht, it’s about financing the next project. Whatever Lazy Boy Recording Co. had to do before reconvening with this release, it worked. I’m passionate about recommending this release to anyone who reads this article. Just as Chris Black is passionate about his heart and soul on these songs. And Lazy Boy Recording Co. is passionate about getting that music out there. With all of those things coming together, you already know this is a special release. What are you waiting for? Pick up Worry/Truth Be Told today!

Worry/Truth Be Told is now available on limited edition vinyl at Lazy Boy Recording Co.

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Aaron The Audiophile

Son, brother, uncle, musician. I enjoy music of all genres, shapes and sizes, preferably the good kind.

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