Krister Axel releases a beautiful track “Weightless Heart” feat. Courtney Hartman, Shane Leonard & J.E. Sunde



A beautiful melody with outstanding country vocals. Weightless Heart was based off of his daughter and how beautiful he realized life was after she was born, something all parents can relate to.


“I had a 20 year career in the indie music space, and then took some time off for my family – raising kids, being married, & working the grind as a software developer. Then one day in Feb of 2018, I decided to quit my job, and start writing about music – I have a degree in Poetry, and I always loved to write – so that is how CHILLFILTR was born. I built a music blog from nothing, and now I write about music all day. It is fantastic

Anyway, after 2 years of that, I decided to start recording again. I found my producer and drummer Shane Leonard through SubmitHub, because I had written a review for his track Empire Builder. I just emailed him out of the blue, and 4 months later I was flying to Eau Claire to record with him, Brian Joseph, and amazing session players Courtney Hartman (who is herself a songwriter and Spotify star), J.E. Sunde, and others. We had a great time, and this track was recorded in a live session (the mellotron track was an overdub).

I wrote this song after my daughter was born; it pinpoints the parental catharsis I had about how beautiful life is, and especially the first years of a child’s life, and what a gift that can be for both child and parent. Thanks a lot for listening, it would mean the world to me if you could share, or playlist, or blog about this song. And I’d be happy to give you a shout out on Facebook and Twitter – any coverage will be shared profusely. 🙂



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