Christian Beach, a longtime fixture of the New Jersey music scene, today released “Food on the Table” as the second single off his recently released EP, DoubleLife.
“It’s the story of a woman’s strength,” Beach says about the song.
As with the video for the EP’s first single “Highway Sun,” the video for “Food on the Table” was made under stay-at-home protocol conditions. Beach shot the video at home on an iPhone. It was directed, edited and produced by another party also working from home.
Christian Beach is a singer-songwriter who has been part of the music scene in New Jersey and the surrounding area since the late 1980s. As the driving force behind several bands (Slave of Id, Artists That Kill, Ton of Bricks) from the early 1990s through early 2000s, he played some of New Jersey’s legendary clubs like the Green Parrot, The Stone Pony, The Brighton Bar, and The Fast Lane. In 2005, Beach spent time playing keyboards and guitar for Michael Ferentino’s (Love In Reverse, Dog) band Transfusion M, appearing on its lone 2005 album and accompanying the group for a leg of the 2006 Vans Warped Tour. Upon his return from the road, Beach branched out on his own as a singer-songwriter inspired by American roots and folk music, and heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, Hank Williams Sr., The Band, and more contemporary artists like Jeff Tweedy. Beach’s first solo album, Christian Beach, was released in 2009. Music journalist Gary Wien ranked it as one of the top 100 albums by New Jersey artists between 2001 and 2010, with its lead track “Open Spaces” in the No. 77 slot among the top 100 songs by New Jersey artists in that same span.