WE WRITE ABOUT MUSIC:
"Chris Considine Continues his Roll of Singles with Latest "Force of Nature"
July 11, 2022
"Staying incredibly busy in 2022 with a full length record and multiple singles under his belt, Chris Considine is back at it with a power pop bop titled 'Force of Nature.' Led by clever vocal rhythms, an upbeat instrumentation, and Chris Considine’s signature glow, the artist’s newest single “Force of Nature” is a hit right off the bat."
THE WILD IS CALLING:
"Best New Rock – Chris Considine"
by thewildiscallingme, July 14, 2022
"Chris Considine pens an emotional anthem with his new single Force Of Nature. The songwriting and catchy appeal are great, but it's the vocal performance and inspiring lyrics that made this a new favorite. Full of passion and energy, he injects a lot of youth into the song's infectious chorus. With conviction he sings 'You’re just a force of nature, everyone hates ya, nobody loves you anymore.' The statement stings with the awareness of someone whose been dragged through the new social machine. A song for a generation of kids who grew up under the onslaught of social media. Everyone’ s a critic, and friends love to hate. Force of Nature is an anthem for the collateral kids, hearts of gold caught up in the superficiality of their generation."
THE OTHER SIDE REVIEWS:
"Chris Considine – Force of Nature"
by Nicole Mendes, July 14, 2022
"Chris Considine is already turning the heads of critics across the globe....Following his track Dream Away, Force of Nature explores the profound issues of human fragility and vulnerability. Using a personal narrative, Considine touches on the experience of anxiety and its effects. This talented artist explains that '…some experience with anxiety is so bad that it trumps all logic and reason.' Yet, while there is a melancholic haze floating above the intimate song, Force of Nature highlights the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel."
THE STUDY LOUNGE - GIFTED BALANCE RECORDS:
"Taking A Moment For Ourselves Listening To ‘Force Of Nature’"
July 11, 2022
"Chris Considine is a very talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Massachusetts...taking the music scene by storm in a very short time... Chris has shown that he more than has what it takes to become a great success in this industry, which is why we are happy to show off his brand new single, ‘Force of Nature’...a beautiful Indie Pop track that carries a thought-provoking message as well... This song is a plea to take a deep breath and to not let your bad thoughts win. We here at The Study Lounge really love tracks that carry a deep and important meaning. We love everything about this song."
YOUR MUSIC EXPERIENCE:
"Chris Considine’s ‘Force of Nature’ About Overwhelming Anxiety"
by Victor Uckmar, July 11, 2022
“Force of Nature” has an important message about anxiety and not letting bad thoughts win you over... The song’s arrangement and drive is overwhelming to the point that I felt like I was dancing in the storm of my own thoughts."
THE WILD IS CALLING BLOG:
"Emerging Folk - Chris Considine"
August 1, 2022
"Considine is able to reference a classic sound while still sounding new and inspired... A classic heart with an indie soul, he’s building up a catalog that competes with the best in indie."
RISING ARTISTS BLOG:
"Dream Away by Chris Considine"
by Alyce Lindberg, July 19, 2022
"'Dream Away' by Chris Considine is the perfect vessel for the sentimental, intimate emotion so delicately portrayed in the song... It’s simple, well-delivered, and overall effortlessly beautiful. The song starts off with an elegantly finger-picked acoustic guitar riff. Chris comes in with a quasi-spoken line, “Remember that old night out by the fire when we were kids?” His voice outlines a melody but mimics speech, a technique that is difficult to execute, but always effective. It gives the illusion of closeness–of something unedited and real. A wash of harmonies spills over his next phrase, returning some of the tonality and setting a satisfying balance. The lyrics begin to have a narrative, detailing a young man’s journey through life as it relates to another important person. The words are steeped in tenderness, gratefulness, and nostalgia... Ultimately, “Dream Away” leaves the listener feeling bittersweet, and undeniably affected. Chris Considine’s songwriting and delivery of lyrics come across like natural gifts. He’s doused in an organicness that just can’t be taught."
EDGAR ALLEN POETS:
"Dream Away is Chris Considine's Single / Indie Music"
July 14, 2022
"Welcome to Edgar Allan Poets Indie Corner - a space dedicated to the best new artists and bands we can find around the web. Today's Featured Artist is Chris Considine and his single Dream Away. The first thing that struck me about this artist is his ethereal and magical voice. A vocal timbre that manages to make you believe in the words of the lyrics... The style is refined and the chord progression is never predictable and banal. Dream Away is a beautiful song, a sound blend that in some moments reminded me of the Counting Crows and in others The Beatles."
INDIE DOCK BUSIC BLOG:
"Chris Considine - Dream Away"
July 14, 2022
"'Chris Considine's singles and albums are filled with beautiful melody and fresh harmony. His poetry is as pure as spring air, and his timbre of voice personifies romanticism in the modern world. Listen to the single 'Dream Away'...and enjoy this brilliant song from Chris Considine."
"Chris Considine Returns With Evocative Gem ‘Dream Away’"
Gabriel Mazza, July 21, 2022
"Guitar and vocals are almost a sacred concept. Using both tools well, one can create mesmerising, immersive sonic palettes.. Sure, one must know how to do that. Chris Considine definitely knows it, a quality emerging in force from his latest artistic output, including the single ‘Dream Away’ and the newly released ‘Force of Nature’... Considine paints musical tales with guitars, vocal harmonies and strong charisma."
"Chris Considine Brings the 60s to the Present Day in New Single"
by Vitor Franceschini, July 14, 2022
"'Dream Away' gains in dynamics, but maintains its smoothness, due to the velvety tones of the instruments, including a discreet bass line. Much of this comes down to Chris' excellent vocal work... The artist does an exquisite job on the song, adding layers that sound like angelic 'backing vocals'. That is, even in the most dynamic moments of 'Dream Away', it still remains a very well-paced and smooth song."
KIMY - KARLISMYUNKLE:
"Chris Considine reminisces on dynamic and ethereal new single"
July 14, 2022
"By now you will have seen that we adore the music of Chris Considine. We recently featured his introspective and healing single, Force of Nature, plus his intricate ode to escapism, No Baggage, so we were excited to have the chance to review his release, Dream Away. Immersing us with arpeggiated plucked guitar, Chris Considine reminisces as he opens Dream Away with charm and intrigue... He sings emotively, 'I guess this is my best attempt, showing you what the hell you meant to me, you were so damn close, yet so far away.' The song expands with Chris Considine‘s iconic sound, fusing acoustic guitar with textured soundscapes and percussive details. Although the BPM of Dream Away is higher than what we are used to with Chris’s vibe, we are equally obsessed and love the unique way that he delivers this story. 'You were just a Dream Away', sings Chris on the hook as the song builds into a luscious folk-rock meets power pop vibe. The poetic nuance of his lyricism is out of this world and we love the authenticity that Chris delivers his opus with... Chris Considine is definitely creating a sonic identity of his own. We have added Dream Away to our New Music Spotlight playlist, whilst we continue to stream Chris Considine‘s wider discography including You Are and Kids Are Criminals."
EAR TO THE GROUND MUSIC:
"Three Singer-Songwriters Who Just Might Rock Your Socks Off"
by Greg Jones, May 3, 2021
"We’ve covered Considine in the past and it’s easy to hear why we keep saying yes to his music. There’s a beautiful, lush composition style to the track right from the start. The electric guitars fill the space until the vocal harmonies enter… and then… wow! I would assume these are a bit of studio magic (forgive me if I’m wrong), but they are still undeniably pleasing to the ear. The combination of lush arrangements and poetic lyrics are always going to get me. Considine has a gift for writing the kind of singer songwriter folk-informed rock that I totally dig."
EAR TO THE GROUND MUSIC:
"Three classic folk singer songwriters to end the work week"
by Greg Jones, March 19, 2021
"This track has the kind of acoustic guitar work that folk fans love. It’s approachable, easy going, and allows the vocal to really shine. I don’t know anything about the characters in this story, but the song makes me want to know how they’re doing and how everything worked out. The use of clever cliches for lyrical moments is definitely a unique feature of the song. It’s an intriguing song, allowing the imagination to take a lot of liberties."
"You Are (Who You Say You Are)"
From: Islands (album)
August 11, 2020
"A Massachusetts based one-man power-pop god…Chris Considine is one of the few artists these days who plays 60s power-pop as nature intended and adds just that little bit of smoke filled Americana atmospherics for good measure."
THE GREYLOCK GLASS, INDIECENT EXPOSURE PODCAST:
by Jason Velázquez, December 29, 2019
"In fact one of those [ReverbNation] artists is the Berkshires’ own son Christopher Considine. I love that while scanning through hundreds of submissions from all over the world, I stumbled across some of the most brilliant lyrics brought to life by one of the most arresting voices from just down the road. . . . His gift for accompanying lyric tales with panache and imagination are evident in 'On the Cusp,' a single that dropped even after his 2019 release of his full-length album Dugway."