Superstitions are everywhere if you know where to look. That could possibly be what Chris Stapleton is hinting at in his most recent post on social media. Or perhaps he just has a favorite chair that’s been with him through it all.
Chris Stapleton just released a new album Friday (Nov. 13), and now he’s giving fans a behind-the-scenes look of where it all happened. The photo shared on Instagram singles out a lone, metal chair with a used cushion. Stapleton simply captions it, “‘Every note. Every record. One chair.”
‘Starting Over’ for Chris Stapleton
“Starting Over” is the first album in three years for Chris Stapleton. Stapleton and his band tried to do something different when it came to recording this full-length album, but the universe had something else in mind.
The photo shared on Instagram could very well be from RCA’s Studio A. This is where Stapleton recorded all three of his previous albums and finished up “Starting Over.”
However, for the new record, he wanted a change of scenery. The bearded star packed up the band for the 2018 and traveled to Alabama’s iconic studio Muscle Shoals Sound. But things didn’t quite go as planned.
“It was a different process for us,” Stapleton told The Tennessean. “The room’s very much a part of the band, to me, when you’re makin’ records. All these weird things were going down. The power shut down in all of Muscle Shoals while we were trying to record. There were all these weird stops. I’m a big ‘listen to the signs of the universe’ guy. We were in this what felt uncomfortable, to me, zone of tryin’ to make a record.”
The band pushed pause on recording for these reasons and went on tour. Then a year later in the winter of 2019, Stapleton decided that RCA’s Studio A is where he’s meant to be. His recording sessions typically took days, but this time around it lasted years. But it seems like the wait was worth it.
“This record has a lot of depth in it,” Stapleton said of Starting Over. “It has a lot of variance in tone and music. It feels a little bit like not a complete departure, but a little different lane to some of the things we’ve done. But it still very much sounds like the things that we do.”
Stapleton also joins Morgan Wallen on a track from his new album, “Dangerous.”