The Canvas Waiting
he Canvas Waiting has garnered a host of loyal fans since their formation in
2005. With their first release, In Search of Beginnings, the passion and talent of
singer Nathan Medina was undeniable and captivated audiences both on the
album and through his convincing live performances. With the addition of Josh
Rodgers on drums, Colin Campbell on guitar, and Chris Applegate on bass, the
group’s sound has matured into a collection of reflective and unforgettable
melodies rooted in intelligent songwriting.
The concept and music for their newest album, Chasing Color, began taking
shape almost a year and a half ago and represents a collection of events,
observations, and images the band members experienced during that time.
Beginning in March of this year, the album began to truly solidify with the help of
Grammy-winning producer Stephen Short (Augustana, Camera Can’t Lie). After
months of refining and honing the message of each song, the band spent a
week with Short at Sonic Ranch Studios in West Texas to record the album.
Upon returning home, they enlisted Austin-based producer CJ Eiriksson (U2,
Matchbox 20, Blue October) to co-produce and mix the album.
If their sophomore album set the standard of intensity and depth that this band
is capable of achieving, Chasing Color certainly surpasses even that. With rich
layers and intricate melodies, they have mastered the art of creating something
that sounds both immense and accessible, giving listeners the sense that they
are experiencing rather than just listening.