Updated: Mar 5
Artist - By,Christopher
The Beginning - By, Christopher - YouTube (2020)
My name is Christopher and I created a channel on YouTube called By, Christopher. I am from Seattle, Washington.
My first album I ever did was Journeys. (also on YouTube) That was released in 2001 and coincided with the 9/11 tragedies. Because of the calm and soothing nature of the album I was invited on local TV and radio to play my music. I had tremendous success on a local level. I found though that I was not a fan of being in the spotlight but I loved writing music. I turned to teaching and have been doing that on and off for many years.
Fast forward 20 years and my partner and I recently had a baby girl. Part of my inspiration for doing my 2nd album was her. However, COVID shifted a bit of my direction with it. For one, I decided to add the photography and poetry myself. It adds (in my opinion) a soothing and more ethereal feeling.
"Something that my mom always encouraged was my music as it had a soothing effect on her."
The mental health aspect comes from my own family history particularly my mom who suffered with depression. Also losing two uncles to depression as well as others who have Bi-polar. Something that my mom always encouraged was my music as it had a soothing effect on her. She passed away from cancer in 2012 and I know she would have loved to have been around to hear this new album A Reflection Of Time.
Tears From My Soul - By, Christopher - YouTube (2020)
This is very much a personal album. But I wrote it in a way that hopefully many people can relate to. Especially the poetry. I want to be able to have an impact on those who have mental health challenges. COVID has obviously brought new challenges to peoples lives who normally wouldn’t be classified as having mental health issues. That is where I feel my music really reaches, especially now.
"I see my music and talent as a gift from the universe and is something to be shared".
One question I get a lot is “where can I buy your music?” As you may know I don’t sell it. I see my music and talent as a gift from the universe and is something to be shared. So instead I take a “Play it forward” approach. I ask people all the time that if it brought positivity in to their day to pass it on to someone else they know that could use it and/or subscribe to my channel. And who doesn’t know someone that could use some extra relaxation?
I am working as we speak on more material for my channel. Look for “7 weeks of focus” to be coming soon to my channel. Similar to meditation sounds you commonly hear but with a more melodic approach.
Music & Written by By, Christopher ©
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