Ascendant Indie Pop from Los Angeles. - Christian French: make or break up
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posted 02 Aug 2020 by Krister Axel
A laid-back, melodic exploration of the need for transparency and honest communication in any relationship.

Two years ago, hockey-lover and Fisher, Indiana native Christian French put his pre-med textbooks on the shelf forever to follow his true passion for making mesmerizing indie pop. His unique perspective on life and natural talent for capturing universally resonant moments of emotional truth have made him one of America’s fastest-rising indie pop stars.

Starting out with covers on SoundCloud of his favorite artists like John Mayer, Gavin DeGraw, and Adam Levine, Christian eventually dropped out of Indiana University and migrated to Los Angeles to pursue his dream. It was there in 2018, while sleeping on friends’ couches, that he penned his first single, "love ride," which has amassed over 19 million streams globally and helped him build the rabid fanbase that sets the tone for his bright future. Just a year later, Christian joined friend and fellow pop artist Chelsea Cutler on a nationwide, sold-out North American tour followed by another, even bigger tour with Quinn XCII.

Christian spent all his savings to record and independently release his debut EP "natural colors," which has racked up over 25 million streams to date. New single "make or break up" is a laid-back, melodic exploration of the need for transparency and honest communication in any relationship - romantic, or otherwise. Christian French combines his talent for deep pop hooks with an open sense of vulnerability, and the result is a resonant showcase of his unique ability to speak to the circumstances of daily life with empathy and poise.

Miscommunications
Were never in our plans
But every conversation's
Getting harder than the last

About the Author

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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