Christian Lee Hutson Shares Details Of New LP

Christian Lee Hutson has announced his new full-length Paradise Pop. 10 , will arrive on September 27th via ANTI Records
Christian Lee Hutson by Michael Delaney

Christian Lee Hutson has announced his new full-length Paradise Pop. 10 , will arrive on September 27th via ANTI Records. Ahead of the albums arrival, the multi-artist has shared “After Hours,” featuring synths by Shahzad Ismaily. The accompanying video, directed by Meg Ha, captures the melancholy otherworldliness of the track as Hutson drifts through a candlelit house party. Paradise Pop. 10 is co-produced with Phoebe Bridgers, Marshall Vore and Joseph Lorge. The album also features guest vocals from Bridgers, Katy Kirby, and Maya Hawke – another frequent collaborator whose new album credits Hutson as producer and co-writer.

Paradise Pop. 10 was recorded at Brooklyn’s Figure 8 Studio. The songs are informed by a sense of creeping melancholy about the place Hutson has spent most of his life; in the lead up to the writing and recording of the album the sprawling, inscrutable city of Los Angeles had become haunted in his mind. A move to the East Coast, and the “eyes up” city of New York, was required to refresh his memory banks. “I wanted to make an eyes up record. A looking forward record,” he explains.

He elaborates: “Sometimes when you live somewhere for a really long time, the place starts to feel like a memory graveyard. Every corner becomes kind of haunted in a way, kind of dragging you out of the present. That’s what LA became like for me. Spending so much time revisiting all these emotional landmarks ended up giving me the feeling that I was missing my life. Like it was passing me while I was looking the other way…. It felt really connected to the city.I would spend half my life in the car, just completely on autopilot, re-living my life, from the beginning, on repeat every day.” Having relocated to New York City, he says he feels a very different energy around him, one he describes as,“You’re alive right now. You’re living your life today.”

Paradise Pop. 10 takes its name from a real life “town” set deep in the woods of Parke County, Indiana, near where Hutson spent some of his childhood. There, just past the population sign, you’ll find a row of 5 houses on one side of the road and a cemetery on the other.

Christian shares, “When I was a kid, my dad used to take me up there, mostly because of the novelty of the town limits sign, but also because it was so quiet and peaceful. For years, he would say that if life ever got too crazy, we could go up there and start living our real lives; be the people we were always meant to be.

It occurred to me while making this record, that most of our lives we spend waiting to “be the people we were always meant to be.” I wanted to name this record after that town because it always symbolized an arrival to me. It was the ‘when’ that I looked forward to as a child. ‘When’ it all made sense and I was finally who I was meant to be.”

Christian Lee Hutson
Paradise Pop. 10

1. Tiger
2. Carousel Horses
3. Autopilot
4. Water Ballet
5. Candyland
6. Flamingos
7. Fan Fiction
8. After Hours
9. Forever Immortalized
10. Skeleton Crew
11. Beauty School

Christian Lee Hutson 2024 Tour Dates

September 26 – South Pasadena Masonic Lodge – Los Angeles, CA
September 30 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
October 30 – Belleville – Oslo, Norway
October 31 – Debaser – Stockholm, Sweden
November 1 – Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
November 2 – Ideal Bar – Copenhagen, Denmark
November 3 – Privatclub – Berlin, Germany
November 5 – Witloof Bar – Brussels, Belgium
November 6 – Paradiso Upstairs – Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 7 – Pitchfork Avant Garde – Paris, France
November 10 – Inside Seaside – Gdansk, Poland
November 12 – Dareshack – Bristol, UK
November 13 – Lafayette – London, UK
November 14 – The Lodge at Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
November 15 – Oran Mor – Glasgow, UK

pre order Paradise Pop. 10 HERE


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