Chris Beckham is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who made his professional recording debut in 2020 with the single “It’s Not Easy.” That track introduced a talented musician with a radio-ready sound. Pairing deeply personal lyrics with smoking guitar chops and a big, modern rock vibe.
After a brief hiatus, Chris Beckham returned in 2022 with “Save Me From Myself.” Once again the singer delivered a powerfully emotional rocker featuring some killer guitar and superb production. Now Chris has a brand new single on the way, and we have it hear first.
“No Guarantees” is the brand new single from Chris Beckham. An electric guitar and piano introduce the song before the beat drops on a cool midtempo rock groove. Chris steps to the mic with a carpe diem message about living in the moment. Backed by rich layers of expertly executed guitar riffs and vocal harmonies, he encourages us to let go of regrets and worry, to find our zen and live our best life.
Check out the “No Guarantees” lyric video below. We had the chance to chat with Chris about the song and the future. Check out his answers to our 7 questions below. And follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist.
8 Questions with Chris Beckham
Where are you from?
I am originally from Southern California but I now reside in Boise, Idaho.
How long have you been making music?
I started to learn guitar and simultaneously started writing original music in 2003. There were times where jobs, moving, marriage and kids took me off the music path for months and years at a time but I would always find my way back to a guitar. In 2020 I started to get serious about my songwriting and released my first official song, “It’s Not Easy.” I’ve been consistently trying to improve and release new music since that time.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
I work primarily with musician and producer Steve Kent. We occasionally have studio musicians step in to record certain parts like Bass guitar and drums but we usually do everything ourselves.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
The Scorpions really sparked my interest in music. My first release was influenced by them. I’ve tried to have more of a modern rock sound with the influence of alternative rock bands like 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, Goo Goo Dolls, and Collective Soul.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
Anything EDM, hip-hop or rap. I appreciate authentic music that comes directly from an artist.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
Right now my only focus is to get better and to improve my songwriting and singing. It’s encouraging to see improvement and I enjoy my engagement from my fans on social media on how they enjoy listening to my music. It has helped me to push myself even harder to be better because I don’t want to disappoint them.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I brought this song to my producer, Steve and at first we had a rough lyrical direction that the song was gonna be about being your own person and not taking s*** from other people but as the music started evolving and we had implemented funk elements and it has some rhythm and groove, I thought we should change gears and take a lighthearted approach and make it about living in the moment and being grateful for each minute we have whether that be good or bad.