His 2016 album 'I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll' has received over 500,000 listens online and garnered positive reviews, with Alternative Press labeling it a "raw, emotional" album and ABC News declaring his music as "compelling, interesting, and funny". The singer-songwriter Julien Baker has called it a "great record".
His recent singles, including “Too Many Teardrops Away” and "Mushroom Cloud Blues", mark a new beginning, a return to the DIY home recording of his youth in a search for the core spirit of his songs.
Christopher developed his songwriting while growing up in Iowa, but he now calls Colorado home. He has spent time on stage supporting a wide array of artists, including Leon Russell, Andrew Bird, Sturgill Simpson, The Mountain Goats, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Julien Baker.
In between panel appearances with the likes of Philip Glass, contributing to Smithsonian Folkways Magazine, and multiple features in Billboard, Christopher continues to hone his songwriting daily, working toward a simple language that communicates elemental human emotions as only music can. His musical heroes are Nina Simone, Randy Newman, and Jonathan Richman.
If you've never heard the songs of Christopher the Conquered, then take the advice of Paste Magazine and "Listen now."