Chris August has a new single out called “Center of It.” As he continues to recover from an April skateboarding accident that left him hospitalized, the Dove award winner had both Christian AC and CHR's most-added single in its debut week for "Center Of It." The single is being played at 64 stations so far. His new album, The Upside of Down, is due out on August 21st.
The album's title parallels his recent skateboarding accident in which he embraced the 'upside of down' and was humbled by the healing process over the last couple of months.
Chris August reveals his aptly new album title "The Upside of Down," which will be available in August. The album's title parallels his recent skateboarding accident in which he embraced the upside of down and was humbled by the healing process over the last month's events. Chris says, "Even in the 'down' part of life, I've had such intimate moments with friends being at my house and lifting me in prayer- I'm really connecting with Christ on a new level. I couldn't ask for anything else through all this!"
His new single called "Center of It" will also hit the radio on June 8th and will be available on iTunes June 12th. Upon his release from the hospital, Chris re-listened to the single and was deeply moved by the meaning of the song in light of his recent accident.
Chris was recently released from the ICU and is back to being on his own, His doctor has confirmed that he’s in great shape and there’s no long term damage from the skateboarding accident he got into last week. He’s even been cleared to go back out on the road this weekend, to finish his tour with Mercy Me.
Headaches are inevitable for him and something he’ll be dealing with so he asks that you continue to keep him in your prayers as he enters this busy season on the road.
Chris still hasn’t lost his goofy take on life, though. Watch this video:
You can read an interview with Chris about "Jesus, Savior" at New Release Tuesday-sot-com, in their Behind The Song feature. Chris tells the site that he and fellow songwriter Ian Eskelin wanted to write a song that could be understood by a child who knew nothing about Christmas. So they opened up a children's book and started to read it. He says, “At first I was joking about the idea of how to write the song and then I fell in love with the idea. I love that a child can listen to this song and learn about what happened. Mary was confused, and didn't know what was happening. If you put yourself in her shoes, it's crazy! Sometimes, that's how God moves."
Both "Jesus, Savior" and "Come Now Our King" are Christmas songs that were added to a new special edition of Chris' hit album "No Far Away".
The Christmas version of the album was released on November 21st.