Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Chris J Norwood’s song “I Am Not Cool,” the title track from his upcoming album due to be released on Aug. 20th, 2021 via State Fair Records. The album was mixed by Guillermo Murillo and mastered by John Pedigo.
“I Am Not Cool” is Chris J Norwood on vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, mandolin, synths, drums, and percussion; Carrie Norwood on background vocals; and Steve Moore on bass. Chris J Norwood’s songwriting is unpretentious and genuine and he delivers it in an easy context.
Any time I start a new album I usually demo out each track on my own, with some demos being more fleshed out than others. ‘I Am Not Cool’ was one that I had a pretty clear vision on from the beginning. We tried a bunch of things in the studio with the rest of the guys in the band, but ultimately just kept coming back to how the demo sounded and went off of that. This track is one of the most ‘me’ sounding tracks that I’ve ever released, and it ended up setting the tone for how the rest of the album sounds. Certainly, still rooted in Americana and Singer-Songwriter vibes, but definitely less twangy and more produced. – Chris J Norwood