Folk band Burris released their latest single, “Who I’m Thinking Of,” on October 16th. A precursor to their upcoming album Over You, the track lets listeners in on a more vulnerable side of the band. The song was recorded at the legendary Studio In The Country with producer and engineer Chris Finney. Band founder Chris Hochkeppel says the single was written with a friend after they both struggled with similar relationship situations. “He encouraged me to embrace my sadness and confusion and put it into a song,” says Hochkeppel. Lyrics like “her eyes like fireflies kept in their jars” provide imagery into Hochkeppel’s painful state of longing.
As a band heavily based in the art of songwriting, Burris allows the single to relate to listeners’ heartaches and provide them with some form of relief. The lyrics of “Who I’m Thinking Of” are about being with someone and enjoying their company, all while feeling caught up on a past love. “I feel that at some point, we all struggle with the idea of ‘will I ever get over this person?’,” Hochkeppel says. The single is a captivatingly soft and comforting piece of music that gets deeply honest about the not-so-comforting parts of romance. Hochkeppel describes “Who I’m Thinking Of” as “a song that feels like a warm blanket at first, but at second listen is the sound of a heartbreaking love letter.”
Burris is made up of founding member and vocalist, Christopher Burris Hochkeppel, and a rotating cast of collaborators. Originally formed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at the LSU School Of Music, the roots-rock group is now based in New Orleans. Burris can be seen playing all over the city as an acoustic act as well as a full-fledged, six-piece rock band. Burris pulls influences from old soul to modern jazz, but the band centers it’s eclectic sound around gritty New Orleans tradition and southern-folk music.
As a band, the nationally touring act has performed at French Quarter Fest, Festival International, Bethlehem’s Musikfest, Northgate Fest, Live After Five and more. Following the release of Burris’ debut album Meant To Be in 2015, the group has since swept the south with new and innovative sounds. They will be releasing a sophomore album in 2020 with the help of legendary producer/engineer, Chris Finney. Members of Burris have shared the stage with George Porter Jr., Rebirth Brass Band, Snarky Puppy, FORQ, The Revivalists, Louisiana’s Leroux, Grace Potter, GIVERS and many more.