New Signing: Chris Batson

It’s been a minute since we’ve been, like, THIS LEVEL excited about a new artist. But, we’re thrilled to say that singer/songwriter/producer Chris Batson has taken us there, and then some. Anyone who does literally anything musical had better watch their backs. A heady combination of poignant lyrics, a sultry voice, and – dare I say it – a dash of R&B-tinged-Bon Iver-ish production…emotional, musical and great with words.”
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Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of the multi-talented producer and Alternative R&B/Soul artist Chris Batson to its worldwide label roster.

At only 22-years of age, Los Angeles-based Batson writes the most poignant and deeply personal lyrics, matched with a vocal soulfulness beyond his years. Drawing from relationships with friends and partners and his own inner conflicts, Batson pens heart-wrenching stories from his dark and unpredictable life experiences, thoughts and emotions. With that rare ability for provocative lyricism, Batson masterfully pairs his words with melodic hooks and instrumentals that unveil an authenticity and talent that are not just refreshing, but also relevant.

Growing up in Florida before moving to Los Angeles, Batson pulls from a diverse list of influences – Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Nas, Jay-Z, Kings Of Leon and Coldplay, amongst others. With “a dash of R&B tinged Bon Iver-ish production,” (MTV Buzzworthy) Batson exemplifies his genre-defining style with several standout tracks from We Got Lost Along The Way EP: “Wintertime,” “Never Coming Back,” and “Passenger Seat.

Download “Wintertime,” “Never Coming Back” and “Tomorrow Will Be Better” Here:

Last month, Batson released the official music video for “Never Coming Back,” featuring Khleo Thomas. Within its first week, the YouTube views reached 400,000+.

Chris Batson is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which includes artists like Passenger, Family Of the Year, BOY, Ladytron, k-os, Peter Murphy, William Fitzsimmons, Boy & Bear and Run River North, as well as catalogue artists like Old Crow Medicine Show, Angus & Julia Stone and fun.

In the coming weeks, stay tuned for information regarding Chris Batson.


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