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sounds good to me

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Chris Brown (plaine) has been making music since childhood. As a classically-trained pianist, trumpeter and fanatical wordsmith, his sound is a blend of chamber pop, electronic, pop/rock and singer/songwriter genres, having been influenced by artists such as Pink Floyd, Sigur Rós, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and Public Enemy. He combines thoughtful, concise lyrics with catchy pop hooks and phrases to produce a modern electro-rock and classical sound with lyrical depth. In 2020, he began recording and releasing new music aimed at marrying catchy sounds with relatable lyrics.

Born and raised around York, Pennsylvania, Chris was immersed in music growing up, learning to play piano and trumpet. After college, he spent over a decade in New Orleans, which included recording keyboards and playing live in the indie rock band, Endian. During this same time, he was also creating his own design and branding studio, Plaine Studios, with his wife Jacee. Being surrounded by creativity in music, photography, visual design and video for most of his waking hours, Chris decided that a leap back into music was long overdue when he began recording again at his home studio in Charleston in 2020.

Today, Chris is working on songs about the modern human condition. Recently released singles “I’ll Be OK” and “Postcard” exemplify the direction of the forthcoming songs being released monthly through 2024. They aim to reflect the depth of the human experience in an engaging, modern rock way coupled with classical music & orchestral instrumentation. They’ll be compiled into an album when complete entitled “Sounds Good To Me”.

Rough mixes and demos of unreleased songs provided upon request.

See This, a disco pop, indie dance song by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown

mastered by justin colletti in 2024

artwork by magdalena wojciechowska

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See this!

“Someday”, you tell me
All the time
I can’t believe anything you say
And now I’m watching you
And all the things you do
When I should really swipe away
So many ways and times
You say you’re fine
I can’t believe anything you say
Hey now I’m over your lies
And what you advertise
It’s time to break this cracked display

I'll Be OK, an indie rock song by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown

mastered by adam haggar at mount olympia mastering in 2023

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Hear me out
I’ve thought this through a thousand ways without
A resolution that can bring about
The kind of change that will relieve the doubt
That tomorrow will be a better day

Just tell my friends that I’m OK
I’m OK
Just tell me that I’ll be OK

It’s my heart
I feel the cancer ripping me apart
It’s in my head now and won’t let me start
To wake up now and let me be a part
Oh please help me to find the middle way

You tell me that I’ll be OK
I’m OK
Just tell me that I’ll be OK
Tomorrow will be another day

i'm sorry, a chamber pop indie rock song by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown

mastered by adam haggar at mount olympia mastering in 2023

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Now the door has been slammed
Water’s over the dam
Memories of who we used to be are flooding by me

All the songs that you sang
All the pictures we hang on the walls start to fade like the plans that we made

Wondering how
Things will work out
If you don’t listen to me
Hey, this is my guilty plea

Where are you now
I’m starting to doubt
That this one big bet we made
Will ever be properly paid

If I say that I’m sorry, will I see you again?

I can’t live without
Singing for you now
You can draw it out
But soon I know you’ll be right back home

And I’ll tell you how
I’ll say sorry now
I was wrong and I promise
I promise I’ll learn

Warmth by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown

mastered by adam haggar at mount olympia mastering in 2024

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Can you
Imagine the view
If you could see through
My eyes when I’m gazing
You’ll see the world all around you just blurs
And all I hear are your words
As we stand here embracing

When I find myself worried
Carried away by my thoughts
So scared of that cold world out there
You bring me back inside to your warm place
Promise me that you’ll never leave because you’re all I need

How many times have I told you so
In so many ways but you just don’t know
Why does it seem that you’re never listening? 

postcard, a chamber pop indie rock song by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown

mastered by adam haggar at mount olympia mastering in 2023

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Right now, I’m feeling…
I’m feeling so empty and I know, yeah I know, that I really should just let this go.
But baby, all these people, they all made me… said “don’t ignore” and “please speak up more”, so I’ll give them just what they asked for.
Now it shouldn’t faze me, but these people, they’ve gone crazy!
Yeah I know…let it go.
But I’m so mad I just want to blow!
I’m not shy or lazy, it’s these people, they’ve gone crazy!
Who’d I know?
Where’d they go?
To somewhere that I’ll never know.

So I say goodbye my old friend.
Don’t forget to send me a postcard… a thing or two.

hero, a chamber pop indie rock song by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown

mastered by adam haggar at mount olympia mastering in 2023

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Come with me
The water’s fine
No sharks in here
But there’s a hurricane
I felt a drop of rain
Just stop, I’ve done this a million times
And I trust you with my life?
Well, ok then just a walk out on the shore
And nothing more
Don’t be such a bore
I’ll keep you safe and I’ll make you smile
Ok, I’ll go if you say so

And when the waves come crashing in
Then you’ll ask me if I want to swim
You’ll take my hand then you’ll push me in
Walk the other way, then turn and grin

Save me
From all those things that you gave me
Now you’ll save me
From all those things that you gave me
Now you’ll…

Some might say
That if I stay
You’ll push and you’ll shove but you’ll bomb me with love
So here I’ll stay
For another day
What they don’t know
Is that you are my hero

And when the waves come crashing in
Then you’ll ask me if I want to swim
You’ll take my hand then you’ll push me in
Walk the other way, then turn and grin

And now you’ll save me
From all those things that you gave me
Now you’ll save me
From all those things that you gave me
Now you’ll save me
From all those things that you gave me
If I tell you that you’re my hero
Will you promise that you won’t let go
Now you’ll save me

buy now, an indie rock song by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown

mixed and mastered by brendan dekora in 2020

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After all the wanting, after all the hunting, after all the chasing and after all the waiting…thought you’d want this buy now.

somehow, a chamber pop indie rock song by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown
additional vocals by jacee brown

mastered by adam haggar at mount olympia mastering in 2023

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I already know
And that’s what I told you
So don’t try to tell me
All that now
Just hold me close
At least that’s how the story goes
But I’m not so sure of that now

We’ve been here before
But if I’m wrong, we’ll fake it
And noone will dare call us out
I know we’ll make it
We’ll figure it out
Somehow we’ll get through it
Somehow
Somehow we’ll get through it
Somehow
I know we’ll get through it
Somehow

wheel, an indie rock song by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown

mixed and mastered by brendan dekora in 2020

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I’m sorry you left me and I’m sorry I stayed.
I’m sorry to tell you that I miss you today.
I want you to hear me, because I wanted to say, that if you come back tomorrow, I’ll meet you halfway.
The colors… they stay.
But the faces all change.
This spinning wheel won’t break down.

clear, an instrumental, ambient indie rock song by plaine
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written and performed by chris brown in 2023

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Instrumental

High Resolution Album Artwork & Photography

All album artwork by Chris Brown
See This artwork by Magdalena Wojciechowska

I'll Be OK, an indie rock song by plaine
postcard, a chamber pop indie rock song by plaine
clear, an instrumental, ambient indie rock song by plaine
wheel, an indie rock song by plaine
buy now, an indie rock song by plaine
somehow, a chamber pop indie rock song by plaine
somehow, a chamber pop indie rock song by plaine
hero, a chamber pop indie rock song by plaine
Warmth, a chamber pop indie rock song by plaine
Artwork for See This by Magdalena Wojciechowska

Video Teaser from forthcoming video for “Postcard”

Featuring: Felix Brown (my son) 

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