I'm excited to announce that my new album, "Coast & Refuge" is now out. To everyone who made this album possible, supported me along the way, came out to a show, purchased an album, told a friend about the music, etc – I could not have gotten here without you. THANK YOU!
A hefty European tour has led to the production of this music video between a newcomer indie artist and a mainstay alternative pop rocker. Here are Kris' thoughts on how it came together:
Peter and I wrote this song in an old renovated theater in Stockholm. So when it came time to imagine a video, we reached out to a mutual Stockholm-based friend, and very talented videographer, Martin Hedman (Carlwin film & television). Martin was amazing! He was really inspired by the song and immediately built a concept. We asked my Central Vermont-based friend, Chris Green (ORCA Media) to shoot my footage in the mountains of Vermont, while Martin shot Peter and company in Stockholm. It's amazing how well the footage all blends to feel like one part of the world. Though the song is supposed to have a spring vibe, we were still having thirty degree days in Vermont, and I was dressed like it was sixty and sunny. I've truly never been that cold in my whole life.
Really excited to announce this summer tour out west in support of the release of Coast & Refuge!! I'll be visiting some of my favorite haunts for this run, but playing a bunch of new ones as well, making some new friends and new memories. Get to a show near you and be a part of the launch of this beautiful new music!!
“Every Day and Night Now” from the forthcoming album Coast and Refuge (out June 22) is a duet with Peter Morén (Peter Bjorn and John).
After a seven-country European tour supporting Jesse Malin, he sat down with Moren in Stockholm and two wrote the song together in a former movie theater-turned-music venue. It’s a radio-friendly earworm that kicks off with finger- picked guitar and then rises to answer a mystical call, with a string quartet in tow. The song was produced by Charles Newman (AM, The Magnetic Fields, The Bones of J.R Jones). The duet had special meaning for Gruen for another reason: he played PB&J’s song “Young Folks” for his eldest daughter every night when she was an infant.
Hitting the road again with Alejandro Escovedo this Spring! Tour dates are listed below.
Kris will be in NYC celebrating the premiere of the film "All These Small Moments' on April 24th as part of this years Tribeca Film festival . His new song "Coming Down Around Me" off his upcoming album "Coast & Refuge" was co-penned by director Melissa Miller Costanzo and the song comes during a pivotal moment in the film. There will be a special solo performance in NYC to celebrate the premiere on April 25th.