Our new single, The Greatest of These, is now available on streaming platforms
While producing Speak Not a Word, we recorded these one minute demos, enjoy:
As for the content, in 2015, we started writing about the biographies of the persons God used in Genesis (God Meant It for Good). In 2016, we focused on their deeper experiences in their pursuit of God (The Dance of Two Camps). Then our 2017 album shifted to the divine romance from Solomon’s Song of Songs (Until the Day Dawns). 2018 was a dive into the 10 cases of life meeting every man’s need, plus 2 events in the gospel of John (Just Speak a Word). In 2019 we dug deep into the experiences of King David from 1 & 2 Samuel (If Arrows Fly). 2020 was a continuation of David’s history through Solomon’s life and work in 1 Kings, plus his poetic synopsis of the vanity and beauty of life as written in Ecclesiastes (Something more Is Here). For 2022, we sought to sculpt the sonic imagery that expresses the purpose of God’s creating of man as seen in Job and the wisdom of God through Proverbs (Speak Not a Word).
Original Artwork (now available for purchase)
About Chords of a Man
Chords of a Man is a husband and wife duo comprised of Leslie Fritz and Matthew David Fritz. Focusing on Biblical themes, they write and produce illustrative original songs that draw upon deep scripture passages, and the writings of Witness Lee and Watchman Nee for their lyrical inspiration.
Stylistically, Matthew and Leslie’s complimentary voices and pristine 2-part harmonies form the hallmark of their enchanting sound which nicely dovetails with their diverse, Americana style musical arrangements. Bringing musical diversity to the table, Matthew’s proficiency with piano, cello, mountain dulcimer, acoustic and classical guitar, mandolin, ukulele, bass, and percussion enables them to diversify their sound from song to song yet keep a cohesive feel to their thematic albums. Also unique among songwriters, they regularly produce select songs in odd meters, such as 5/4, 10/4, and 7/8 to surreptitiously create new dimensions to their rhythms.
Their impact can be summed up with this review by music scene editorial writer for Paste Magazine, Bryan Rolli:
“With charming guy/girl harmonies resting atop cleanly plucked guitars and light keys, Chords of a Man harkens back to the classic folk duos of the ’70s while avoiding the nagging title of “nostalgic.” Though the music may sound warmly familiar, the lyrical themes are refreshing in their focus. Never mind the temporal pleasures that captivate artist and audience alike these days; Chords of a Man artists, Matthew and Leslie Fritz, have their sights clearly set on the kingdom and eternity.”