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”)

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