Christian Parker’s latest single, “I’ve Been Alive,” written by Brett Warren, Brad Warren and Rodney Clawson, is an amped-up, soaring anthem of rocket fuel for the dreamers out there who are fired up and ready to show the world exactly what they’ve got. But it’s even more than that for the new artist, who is eager to make a difference in people’s lives with the music he’s creating. For the Arkansas native, the song addresses the common challenges we all face as humans – finding our purpose, proving the naysayers wrong, and making an impact on the world with our own unique gifts.
“This song is the one I’m probably most excited to release off of this upcoming album,” admits Parker about the rock-leaning new tune. “Like my first single ‘Shotgun,’ it’s one for the dreamers searching for meaning, but to me it can also be viewed almost as two people singing, where the first verse is the guy, and the second verse is the girl meeting the guy and they form a life together, and the last verse talks about their happiness in their life together. But it’s the story of life. It’s pursuing the American Dream — that’s kind of how I viewed the song.”
The lyrics of “I’ve Been Alive” were inspirational for the burgeoning young singer as well, who’s been known to summon up that can-do spirit even more when someone throws down a challenge or underestimates him. “The lyrics are so good in this song too — I love the line ‘I’m getting closer to provin’ ‘em wrong.’ That’s something I think has always driven me. I actually like it when people tell me you can’t do this, or you’re not good enough to do that. I remember once in high school when my band played our summer field day, and my parents had originally gotten me a Gibson Les Paul and man, I was so excited to have that guitar. This was my first really nice guitar, and I had just gotten it a few months earlier. And I had a guy come up and tell me, ‘You’re not good enough to play that guitar.’ And you know what? I think I played the best guitar I’ve ever played that day just to prove him wrong. I’m a guy who gets motivated when people tell me I can’t do things, and it’s almost out of an ‘oh really?’ well watch this,” he adds, laughing. “So I love that line ‘getting closer to provin’ ‘em wrong’.”
Another line in “I’ve Been Alive” taps into that universal feeling of needing something bigger than yourself to strive for in life. That sentiment was another one that Parker connected with on a deep level that inspired him to record the track.
“I love the soaring range of the chorus and that line, ‘I’ve been alive, I’ve been crazy, needed something bigger than me to save me.’ That line resonates with me so much, because you need a reason to get out of bed in the morning, you need something bigger than yourself to work for, and you need to ask yourself ‘what am I doing this in pursuit of?’ I’m motivated by who you can touch with what you’re doing, and what kind of impact are you going to leave on the world. So ‘needed something bigger than me to save me’ is a reference to that, and it’s also a reference to God and that’s very important to me as well. The song is really a story about what it means to be human, what it means to have human experiences and all the ups and downs that go along with that.”
“I’ve Been Alive” is the latest track to be released from Parker’s upcoming new album Debutante, which is due out later this year and was produced by Sal Oliveri.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/04/christian-parker-soars-on-firey-new-country-rock-single-ive-been-alive/New ReleasesPress Release"I've Been Alive",Christian Parker,DEBUTANTE