On YNF Entertainment Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, Christian Parker has adapted a poem that was written by the wife of a friend before she died to share a message of hope and mourning in Spirit Of The Trees, and premiered the video on VENTS Magazine.
From his home base in Canton, New York, singer-songwriter Christian Parker has attempted a constant and subtle journey in song, despite the fact that life may appear to be all set and settled in the quiet hills of Upstate New York.
The bard on the border of the United States and Canada began his life of music in mourning: the death of John Lennon was reported the day before he took his first guitar lesson. Parker, who was twelve years old at the time, found more than just solace in music. He made a name for himself as a talented and thoughtful songwriter with the folk album Reflections of Tomorrow before he even finished high school.
He has since put out seven studio albums that outline his varied life as an artist, husband, father, friend, and contemplative. With new insights from collaborators from a wide range of musical genres, each project propelled his career. His ability to write not only with innate authenticity and heart but also with catchy, approachable melodies and cross-genre musicality was honed through disciplined study of various songwriting styles.
As he continues to turn a seemingly endless scroll of songs into records, both at home and with Subcat Records in Syracuse, NY, he is producing a psychedelic-cosmic country detour via a two-volume tribute album to The Byrds.
Spirit Of The Trees
The new single by Christian Parker titled Spirit Of The Trees is an adaptation of a poem that a friend’s wife wrote before she died. Parker picks his way through the melancholy, strolling epitaph by organizing the words of her poem and writing additional lyrics. Despite the message’s sadness, it extols hope. The author imagines returning to mother nature and being embraced. Her peace transcends her passing thanks to Parker’s tender voice and shimmering guitar.
The melancholy tribute is softly framed by the music video for Spirit Of The Trees. Parker strumming, picking, and singing to both nature and those who have passed on to become one with the forest can be seen among the trees. The frames are surrounded by a filter that looks like a kaleidoscope and fades over time, offering a stunning new perspective on life and death. As the tribute whites out on its last consonant, we take a final gasp, gather ourselves, and continue on in appreciation for the magnificence life brings to the table.