It may be Queen Victoria’s birthday but for us it’s #mancrushmonday. Today we’re crushing on singer/songwriter Chris Assaad!
Hailing from Toronto, Chris Assaad has crafted an eclectic sound. The recipe? Soulful folk music, accompanying heartfelt stories, and a voice like no other. His musical ability didn’t come easily. Chris had to make the challenging decision of leaving a potentially lucrative law career, as well as hereditary hearing loss before his path to his musical career was fully formed. Now, with his hearing better than ever and his dedication to music all the more clear, Chris is a shining example of what perseverance and hope can bring.
Chris has taken his show all over the world, touring throughout Australia, Europe, Canada and the US. He’s appeared at club and festival shows like Mountain Jam in New York to The Espy in Melbourne to Midem in Cannes. He’s shared the stage with such artists as Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, and Mishka.
With lots of recorded music out in the world to enjoy, fans have been eagerly awaiting something new from Chris Assaad. And now they have it. His latest album I Won’t Die was released this spring direct to fans on his website, and is now available digitally everywhere. I Won’t Die was produced by Bill Bell (Jason Mraz, Justin Nozuka). Check out his latest single “Let me pick you up” here:
Learn about the romantic side of Chris Assaad below!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
The light behind their EYES.
What’s the best date you’ve ever been on?
My best first date was with my honey, Emily. She showed up with a gift for me which just happened to be a box of my favorite cookies. Ok, yes, there were a couple missing which kinda made me like her even more ;o) I was pretty much done right there.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
When we are gifted with the experience of loving someone or being in love, the greatest gift is the feeling of that love moving through our own heart.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Relationships work best when they’re viewed as a co-creation between two whole beings sharing in the overflow of goodness that they are each bringing to the table. The deeper your well of self-love, the more love you will have to give to your partner and your relationship.
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
Grow together. Laugh together. Play together. Celebrate often.
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