Nashville, TN – Chris Bullinger has released his latest full-length, How To Bleed, which Americana Highways has called an album that “as a whole is diversified, vivid and easily holds the attention of a listener.” The 12-track collection examines the human condition, exploring the emotions and the struggles of a man aiming to persevere while being dealt an intricate hand. Despite the subjects, Bullinger creates a positive atmosphere, even amid life’s challenges, through effervescent lyrics and an informal and casual songwriting approach. How To Bleed is available to stream or download on all major streaming platforms.
“Lou Reed made an album a while back with just two guitars, a bass, and a drum,” Bullinger says, regarding the straightforward approach to the album. “It is strange to think that that was a crazy concept. His point was, what else do ya really need? I agreed, so that’s what we did on How To Bleed.”
Chris Bullinger’s personality, which runs rampant throughout How To Bleed, can possibly be best described by one phrase: Chris doesn’t like being told what he can’t do. His musical talent has consistently demonstrated an ability to perceive both the splendor and suffering inherent in life, and then present them in tandem with his own distinctive style. He posits that songwriting is built on three fundamental pillars: observation, deep empathy, and rhythmic expression. As such, he is a discerning chronicler of human experiences, frequently honing in on a single, significant moment, empathetically engaging with it, and then amplifying that instance through rhythm.
“This story ends about the way it begins with a slightly different attitude, which—like in life—makes all the difference,” Bullinger said. Produced by Josh Halper and Harrison Luna and engineered and mixed by Drew Carroll, both tracks represent the second chapter of The Bomb Shelter Trilogy, named after the studio in Nashville, Tennessee, where three full-lengths will be recorded. With radiant energy that exudes a carefree, happy environment built from a sometimes imperfect world, How To Bleed is an album that speaks to the common man’s heart.
The album is available to stream on all digital platforms. Bullinger also produced wildly animated videos for the single “Up On Blocks,” which has gathered nearly 400K views since release, and “Flowers in the Rain” available on YouTube. For more about Chris Bullinger, visit his website at ChrisBullinger.com or follow him on Instagram at @ChrisBullingersings.