Talking In My Sleep was written with Troy Walls, half of Nashville duo Carvin Walls, and Mike Britt, high up on a mountain in Oct of 2021.
“We were on a writers retreat, and we were just throwing around ideas. I’d mentioned, ‘you know when you wake up with a song in your head, and you feel like it must’ve been in your dream…. this is how this guy feels about this girl…. He wakes up hearing her voice in his head. My guy is all the way in deep’… and so the song came to be!”
About The Southern Gothic
For Connor Christian, frontman & principal songwriter of The Southern Gothic, life has always been about the journey. The son of an American serviceman & diplomat, that journey started at 6 months old, when his family moved from Los Angeles to Jakarta, Indonesia and from there on to places such as Singapore, South Korea, and Belgium, as well as stints all over the US. “I never lived anywhere long enough to think of it as a hometown, to make those lifelong memories and associations, so I learned to take little pieces from every stop and make them part of my story”
That story led Connor to Atlanta GA as a young adult. Stints in several other bands led to the formation of The Southern Gothic with former Truckadelic drummer Shawn Thacker. What started as a high energy, house cover band at venerated Atlanta dive bar, Dixie Tavern, grew along with Connor’s writing to become the band that Billboard Magazine called it’s Band on the Verge. Ten months later, the band’s second album, New Hometown debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart and #17 on it’s country albums chart. The same month, the first single from the record, Sheets Down reached #1 on CMT’s Pure Country 12-Pack Countdown, a spot it held for 4 weeks.
People surprised by the band’s overnight chart success hadn’t been paying attention to the way the band built that excitement. Averaging almost 200 shows per year for the previous 4 years, the band built a chemistry with each other and a reputation for an electric live show – even the acoustic ones. Sharing stages with bands as diverse as Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, Uncle Kracker, Styx, Zac Brown Band, and Heart.
With the 2020 release of the Southern Gothic’s New EP, Burnin’ Moonlight, Connor, Thacker and the band prove again that they will continue to evolve, unbound and unafraid to explore new territory every time out. Working with Grammy-winning producer Jonathan Roye (Kelsea Ballerini) and Grammy-nominated producer Keith Hetrick (Charlie Wilson) SoGo explores the intersection of Americana, Pop, and Rock n’ Roll to create something uniquely now and undeniably, The Southern Gothic.