“Missouri meets the U.K. in this male-female duo. Karli’s winsome soprano takes the lead with James’s soft harmony backing her flawlessly on this midtempo melodic breeze. Well produced and radio ready.” - Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow (“Everybody’s Looking for Love")
Cross Atlantic are powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Karli Chayne from Bolivar, MO and English musician-producer, James Sinclair-Stott of Huddersfield, UK. Although they grew up worlds apart, they bonded over common creative and rural upbringings after a chance meeting at Nashville’s Crema coffee shop in 2015. When they started baring their souls to one another through songwriting, they uncovered an undeniable, forever creative partnership that successfully blended Sinclair-Stott’s British rock background with Chayne’s rich heritage as a seasoned performer from the Missourian Ozarks.
Songs like the irresistible “Jigsaw Puzzle” and the romantic “Just a Word” are inspired by their own personal experiences, yet their messages feel universal. Over the last few years, their warm and ear-catching musical blend has drawn attention from Billboard, CMT, and MusicRow, to name a few.
“Jigsaw Puzzle” from Cross Atlantic is a fun twist on the classic love song. The married duo’s latest release is a fresh look on how two hearts are sometimes just meant to be together. Written by Cross Atlantic with frequent co-writer Porter Howell, a founding member, guitarist, and now lead singer of the 90’s country band, Little Texas (“What Might Have Been,” “My Love,” “God Blessed Texas”). “Jigsaw Puzzle” combines an honest and heartfelt tone in the verses with a playful shift into the chorus. Produced by Cross Atlantic’s James Sinclair-Stott along with Derek George (Randy Houser, Tenille Arts, Joe Nichols) the song has a feel-good groove and an infectious melody to go along with the quirky hook.
“Jigsaw Puzzle” follows Cross Atlantic’s most recent release “Just A Word” which spent time on Spotify’s New Music Nashville playlist and is still currently on Apple Music’s Country Wide playlist. Exclusively premiered by Billboard, the accompanying heartfelt music video mixes personal wedding footage from the couple’s Sept. 24, 2019 nuptials with an acoustic performance by Karli and James.