Over the last quarter century, Long Island Singer/Songwriter Chris St. John has truly led a diverse and successful professional career in the field of law as a prosecutor, judge and practicing attorney.
Now, his dream of lateral success in the music business is starting to become a reality, as his instantly satisfying first single “I Called You Rose” has hit Number #3 on the Euro Indie Music Charts, and #8 on the World Indie Music Charts. His LP, I’m Dreaming, is now available on www.chrisstjohn.com, and Soundcloud. The album will be available on all music platforms today, March 23, 020.
He is now releasing his second single “I’d Send You My Heart.” Chris talks about the song: “I made a point of texting my Uncle every day as he was living alone and was old and his health was failing. Those communications were a gift for both of us. After he died, I sent him a string of emojis. I sing about them in the song. The texts of course came back undeliverable. I had a melody I had written some time ago. I took the melody and wrote the lyrics on my mind – it’s as if they were made for each other,” added St. John.
In 2015, Chris and his friend started a not-for-profit charity called HALO Missions, which provides medical care, clothing, food, farming equipment, and surgeries for AIDS orphans and the extreme poor throughout Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean.
“My professional career is what I do. These songs are who I am. They are about my personal life. The songs have been written over about 30 years, with four new ones written in the last several months to finish up the album,” he added.
His upcoming debut record is entitled “I’m Dreaming.” The album will include 13 original songs plus a cover of Peggy O’ and a musical score that connects two songs.
The topics include the loss of love at a young age; the loss of his parents; the birth of his son John (now 18) and life with his wife of 27 years Elisabeth; a surprise DNA discovery; a serious illness where he was put in a medically induced coma, and a nurse sang him back to life; the loss of a young relative in a car accident and the subsequent climb out of depression; alcohol addiction and recovery; and a gift from his grandmother that he intends to return to her someday.
“The title of the LP is ‘I’m Dreaming’ because some of these songs were dreamed in my sleep and written down when I awoke. Others came from daydreams. There are so many references to dreaming in the album. I guess I like to dream. People have told me I should write a book or make an album. This is both to me”, said St John.