For many musicians, songwriting is an art that is best perfected when drawing inspiration from one’s self. While this is case with much of today’s music, it is by no means a necessary truth. Case-in-point: Sean Christopher’s new single, “A Thousand Hues.”
A beautifully stripped-down and heartfelt folk ballad, one would think that the song was the by-product of personal experience. But as Christopher explains, inspiration for the song comes from a different, more unexpected source. “I read a story a few years ago about a Japanese man who lost his wife during the Tsunami back in 2011,” he says of the song. “He could not find her on land and decided to take diving lessons to search the sea. I was really moved by it and ‘A Thousand Hues’ was written soon after.”
To accompany the single’s release, Christopher has shared a lovely new set of visuals, which find the singer performing the song while walking backwards down a long and winding country road. Shot in Auvergne, France, the simple yet powerful video, captures the effortless beauty of the song and allow for Christopher’s affectionate vocals to shine through.