"It all started when I was waiting for the subway in my hometown of Montreal during a Christmas visit". Always a thinker of projects ahead, he wondered why he couldn't think correctly at that moment. That's when the title "Paralysis of Analysis" came out.
"I quickly tried to think about some working song titles that were somewhat relevant to the album name. I wanted the order of the titles to kinda show what we go through when we think too much...which is maybe the story of my life, and the perfect name for my solo album which I always wanted."
Driven by rhythm and simplicity, Chris is always learning with music. He always wanted to chronicle his songwriting as a soundtrack to his life.
"This is a very personal record for me. I remember seeing some amazing drummers and musicians come to the Montreal Drum Fest every year, and each time I would promise myself that THIS would be the year where I would sit down and write my ideas for a record".
However, his move to Los Angeles was the right energy that was needed in order to complete his efforts. Surrounded by amazing talent all over LA, especially long time good friends and world-renowned musicians Virgil Donati and Derek Sherinian, the inspiration was definitely set.
"I've always loved the flow and intricacies of instrumental music. However, I've always loved the simplicity in music too. This was my ultimate goal. I wanted to incorporate all my favorite styles of music of Rock, Metal, Industrial Metal, Pop & Drum & Bass....all in one."
Featuring keyboard superstar Derek Sherinian (Planet X, Billy Idol, Dream Theater, Alice Cooper), Vivien Lalu, Joop Wolters, Alex Argento and Gary Jibilian, this album surely delivers some moments of musical shredding all by countering with simple listenable moments.
"I'm always listening, learning and creating. I plan to keep writing as some songs will be meant to be written in the many years to come".