Tribe 615 flagship recording artist Chris Clark has announced the release of his next single titled “Halfway To Memphis.”* Penned by the twenty-nine-year-old songwriter (alongside Tommy Collier who is widely recognized for his significant role in kick-starting Katy Perry’s career), and produced by Kolt Barber, the original tune follows the success of his sophomore release, “Glass Half Empty,” which is enjoying momentum at country radio (currently at No. 73 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart).
The “Halfway To Memphis” Storyline:
Falling for a “ride or die,” the road trip from Nashville to Memphis may lead to “forever or where heartbreak begins,” taking the listener on the journey between a romantic notion and reality.
Simulating mile markers passing by on the highway, hard-hitting drum beats and guitar licks drive the track. The melodic cadence complements Clark’s emotional vocal delivery depicting the uncertainty of the new-found relationship and its final destination. Haunting harmony vocals echo the frisson of excitement.
“The storyline is about the excitement, illusions and delusions that come with a new relationship. What seems to be a match-made-in-heaven, may just be a too-good-to-be-true goodbye. The lyric ‘I don’t want this ride, this life, to ever end,’ conveys that uncertainty,” Chris Clark introduced. “The production has ear-catching musical textures including hints of soulful blues guitar that make the track feel just a bit eerie.”
HALFWAY TO MEMPHIS
ON A HIGHWAY 40 DRIVE
BETWEEN THE SMALL TALK AND KISSES
AND YOU PLAYING WITH THAT RADIO DIAL
NOTHING TOO SERIOUS
JUST LAUGHING ON A SUNDAY RIDE
‘TILL I CAUGHT YOU LOOKING AT ME
AND I LOOKED IN YOUR EYES
The second track from his 2023 waterfall series, “Halfway To Memphis” will be available via all digital retail and streaming platforms on Friday, August 25, 2023. The presale/pre-save event begins July 28, 2023. (Digital distribution and streaming provided by Ed Gertler/Digital Retail Services.)
“Halfway To Memphis”
Label: Tribe 615
Written by: Chris Clark/Tommy Collier
Produced by: Kolt Barber
Musicians Credit: Kelly Back (Acoustic Guitar)/Buddy Hyatt (Keys)/Brent Mason (Electric Guitar)/Duncan Mullins (Bass)/Dan Needham (Drums)/Scott Sanders (Steel)
Release Date: Friday, August 25, 2023
Presale/Pre-save Event: July 28, 2023
Run Time: 2:56
ABOUT: Chris Clark is characterized by his endearing smile, genuine heart and captivating enthusiasm for life and music…and he comes by it naturally.
Chris grew up on the outskirts of the Northern California farmlands where his musical style was cultivated by the likes of John Denver, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
The twenty-nine-year-old Chico State student followed the family footprint to study civil engineering. Immediately following college graduation, he took a seat as a project engineer at the family-owned business, Clark Pacific (a precast concrete and prefabrication company).
With a creative ache gnawing inside, Chris stepped away from his engineering career to work part-time alongside his father in the packaging industry (bottles, jars, caps, etc.); utilizing his evenings to moonlight in music. Honing his skill set, Chris managed a group of RAP artists, performed at small clubs, and practiced laying down his vocals a-top instrumental melodies he purchased online.
Chris moved to Nashville in the spring of 2021. He recorded and released his debut single, “The Girls Of Tennessee” (produced by Tommy Collier), in May 2022 and launched his 2023 Waterfall series with the track titled “Glass Half Empty” (March 2023). The corresponding “Glass Half Empty” music video premiered on Country Rebel and has aired on The Country Networkhttps://www.countryschatter.com/2023/07/chris-clark-set-to-release-new-single-halfway-to-memphis-due-8-25-23/New ArtistsNew ReleasesPress Release"Halfway to Memphis","The Girls of Tennessee",Chris Clark,Katy Perry,Kolt Barber,Tommy Collier