Everything Is Energy
“I was sitting between my mom and dad on the front seat on our way to dinner. The eight track was playing Bruce Springsteen and at one point, I laid into this massive air guitar solo. Seeing my enthusiasm, mom turned down the radio and asked me if I wanted to be a rock star. I didn’t know that I could choose anything besides being a policeman or fireman. I was five.”
Everything Is Energy is a band that was born from a man that has been through hell. Which is odd, because they sound like the ocean, flecked with gold dust straight from the angel’s afros. The band is at once rhythmic and churning with a dynamic that supports Chris Shinn’s channeling of Gabriel... the angel, not Peter.
An artist formed in the basement bands of Charlotte, Chris realized early that the only way he was going to be heard over the 7seconds, Descendents or Dead Kennedys covers was to sing up high. “Most of my influences as a singer have been women, you know...PJ Harvey, Sinead, Bjork...Curve.” He also cites Perry Farrell, Jeff Buckley and Deftones for their dedication to beauty over commerce.
“My dad is an entrepreneur on a national scale, so he has pretty consistently black and white ideas about creativity; ‘Does this generate or lose capital?’ While we may have our similarities in many areas, I’ve felt compelled to make records that placed originality and beauty over the bottom line, and it’s kicked my ass some.”