Song Premiere: Chris King — “Native Son”

Juli Thanki | November 14th, 2013

chriskingNativeChris King is on a roll. Earlier this year the singer-songwriter released 1983, an impressive full-length debut album; not even ten months later, he’s got a new record, Native, an acoustic, digital-only release that includes stripped down versions of songs recorded for 1983 and his 2010 EP, Bexar County, in addition to some solid new material.

With a voice that somehow manages to sound simultaneously world-weary and youthful, the 29-year old Texan is a compelling songwriter and live performer. He rarely tours outside of Texas, but Native is a fine substitute for listeners located outside of the Lone Star State.

This morning we’re glad to premiere King’s new, minimalist take on 1983’s “Native Son.” Give a listen and download it below.

Download “Native Son” (right-click, then select “Save Link As”)

Tagged In This Article

Current Discussion

  • Bobby P.: Thanks for the link to my one hit wonder article!
  • Leeann: I'm glad you reviewed this album. I think your rating is what I'd give it too. It's a good album, …
  • luckyoldsun: That Bobby Bare/Bill Parsons story has been often told, but I still don't quite understand how two then-nobodies could go …
  • Leeann: The Jack Clement album is quite good!
  • Donald: "Ryan Adams announced .... the August 19 release of “1984,'" Which, I'm told, is the fifteen years later update of his …
  • Lynchie from Aberdeen: Delighted to hear that Hot Rize have a new album coming out – and thanks for the link to that …
  • luckyoldsun: Nobody can do Karaoke George Jones like Kershaw!
  • Bruce: LW, Don't apologize for your Bryant comment. You were more gracious than I would have been.
  • Bruce: My vote is for Marty Stuart for his exhaustive body of work that is directional yet diversified.
  • Leeann: Dang! Let me write my above sentence again!: Kelley MicKwee’s album is sounding good so far too. I really like “Beautiful …

Recently Reviewed Albums

  • kelleymickwee
  • sandrarhodes
  • candi staton
  • sturgillsimpsonmetamodern
  • raypricebeautyis
  • rodneycrowelltarpapersky
  • rhondavincentonlyme
  • mandybgibson