Premiere: Chris Wilcox – “San Antone”

On Friday, Nashville-based songwriter Chris Wilcox will release a new single called “San Antone”, which comes from the 6-track EP Into The Blue that he’s set to release this Spring. Today we’re happy to present an exclusive early listen to the new song right here on Extra Chill.

“San Antone” follows the release of “With You” last month, and “Old Shore Troubadour” released last year, all three of which will appear on the new EP. In addition to the upcoming EP, Wilcox is also finalizing a full-length album recorded in Nashville that is set for release later this year.

“San Antone” is written as a letter of comfort and encouragement to somebody close to Chris who had been struggling through a tough time. The lyrics reflect upon being stuck in the same town where you grew up, feeling the desire to get out and make a change, but also feeling hesitation or fear to take that leap.

“It’s hard to become yourself while you’re caught in the same stuff that’s been keeping you down,” Wilcox says.

As the title suggests, “San Antone” encourages this person who’s struggling to take a flight to San Antonio to start fresh and escape from the rut. While Chris himself has never been to San Antonio, the city was used as a placeholder for somewhere far away from his hometown of Baltimore, and it fit the melody, so it stuck.

“San Antone” was recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville with Chris Wilcox’s band The Boys, which includes Human Resources members Aaron Utterback on bass, Paul Chelmis on keys, and Matt Zuttell on drums, as well as some electric guitar from Peter Clark, with additional electric guitar contributed by Nashville-based Corey Congilio. Engineers on the track were Dowell Gandy and Kenny Harrington, with mixing done by Zutell at Coast Records here in Charleston.

Chris Wilcox & The Boys will perform in Charleston next Saturday, January 29th at Lofi Brewing along with Tom Mackell and Fo Daniels. Tickets are $10 and available here.

Listen to “San Antone” below.

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