Envelope

Envelope

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Clever, melodic tunes with striking lyrics. Pop and rock. A voice you recognize instantly. GREAT songwriting. Very classy. Many subtle details.

Biography

CHRISTOFFER HØYER

Christoffer is a writer/performer/producer who has been writing and playing songs since he was a little boy.
He has been involved in the music industry for many years and is collaborating with major writers in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan.

Chris’s song, “In the Money”, has just been translated into Finnish and recorded by Finland’s fourth best selling artist, Simo Silmu. Simo’s album, “In The Red House” (Warner Music), is currently (Sept. 2008) #5 on the Finnish album chart.

The song, “Everything You Do”, just got signed by All Around the World Records. Chris wrote the song with British producers Danny Kirsch and Mark Breeze.

The song “All I Need To Know” has been signed for released by Big Star Records. Chris wrote the song with British producer team, “Saturn”.

Chris’ songs, “Open Window”, placed on American TV show, “One Tree Hill”. The show is produced by Warner Bros. and broadcast all over the world.

Christoffer also have song placements on American TV show, “Good Girls Don’t”. The show aired on Oprah Winfrey’s channel “The Oxygen Network”.

In October 2008, the second Envelope album, “Open Roads Lonely Trains” got released in Denmark. Envelope is Chris’ solo project/band.
The new album contains 12 songs, written by Chris as well as a few co-written tracks with British Adam Argyle, Japanese Hiroaki Serizawa, Danish Boe Larsen and American Maurice Hawkesworth.
The album is produced by Chris and producer, Boe Larsen (Michael Learns to Rock, Hanne Boel, Søren Sko…).

Envelope’s debut album, “Stay”, was released in the autumn of 2001. The album contained eleven songs all written by Christoffer, and the singles were in heavy A- rotation on the national radio stations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

2001-2003, Chris spent touring with Envelope.
In 2001, he performed at the biggest Scandinavian festival, “Roskilde Festival”.
In 2002, he played the second biggest, “Midtfyns Festival”.

He also performed twice on the Danish, National TV show, “Good Morning Denmark” as well as played to two million viewers on the “Snurre Snups Søndagsklub Show”.

Apart from Scandinavia, Envelope has also toured the U.K., the U.S.A. and Belgium.

Among many others, Christoffer is regularly working with writers such as:

- Rick Garcia (L.A.) – song placements in films like “Brokeback Mountain”, “Collateral”,
“Next”…
- Hiroaki Serizawa (Japan) – his works have sold in excess of 15 million units in Asia
- Adam Argyle (U.K./L.A.) – wrote the single “Next Best Superstar” for Melanie C.
- Danny Kirsch (U.K.) – many top ten hits in the U.K. Among many others: Jurgen Vries ft. Charlotte Church, “The Opera Song” (Brave New World), UK chart # 3…
- Pamela O-Land (L.A.) – lyricist for Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Selena, Frank Sinatra, The Jacksons, Gladys Knight…
- Helene Muddiman (U.K./L.A.) – composed many scores for film and TV as well as songs for artists such as Emma Bunton, Elvis Costello, Gary Numan, King, Alison Limerick. Wrote Emma Bunton’s single “Free Me” which reached # 5 in the U.K. charts.
- Michael Jay (L.A.) –writer for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, Eminem, Jon Secada, Mandy Moore, Lara Fabian, Peter Allen and many more…
- Johnny Jam (Denmark) – produced the album “Aquarium” for Danish band “Aqua” (28 million units sold).

Christoffer continues to work hard as a songwriter, writing his own material as well as material for other artists. He keeps a focus on his own songs by performing regularly with his band, Envelope - as well as on his own with a guitar or a piano.

Lyrics

Open Window

Written By: Christoffer Hoyer

Open Window

Walked up to a stranger and told her
Every face and place I’d seen
Felt as though I’d suddenly grown older
So much space inside of me

Looked into the eyes of a stranger
And I knew my life had changed

Open window
I hear the wind is blowing
love is knowing
time has come to raise the blinds and see
through my open window
I know I must get going
’cause love is growing
acrosss the window pane inside of me

Walked up to a stranger and asked her
who am I supposed to be?
any other day I might have passed her
but now she reached innside of me

Looked into the eyes of a stranger
and I knew my life had changed

Open window....

Rust Away

Written By: Christoffer Hoyer

Rust Away

Rust away
you old lonely silver moon
smear my dress with luscious summer.
Light up heaven
come on magical diamond nights,
scatter a thousand suns of spring in my garden
spring in my garden.

Mr. Big Blue Sadness is out ‘a my way tonight
he’s been taking my purple light
Mr. Big Blue sadness is out ‘a my way tonight
he’s been stealing most of my life

Yeah drift away
oh you sordid chocolate sky
and spray my bed with your lazy laughter
oh my little love
I think I’ll take you out tonight
you scatter a thousand suns of spring in my garden
spring in my garden

Mr. Big Blue sadness is out ‘a my way tonight
he’s been taking my purple light
Mr. Big Blue sadness is out ‘a my way tonight
he’s been stealing most of my life.
he’s been stealing most of my life.
gotta get him out of my life
wanna kick him out of my life
he’s been stealing most of my life.

Rust away you old lonely silver moon.

Twisting and Turning

Written By: Christoffer Hoyer

Twisting and Turning

God I would love to hear you say
We need a holiday
let’s go and find the last remains
of the love we used to claim

but you say not right now
you can’t somehow
you’ve been towing the line
so long you’ve turned blind

While I’m burning
Twisting and turning
Are we burning - burning out?

I see you walking in a ring
are you feeling anything?
Are you alive or are you dead?
Please look at your old king

but you say not right now
you can’t somehow
you’ve been towing the line
since time out of mind

While I’m burning
Twisting and turning
Are we burning - burning out?

Burning
Twisting and turning
I’m still burning
Twisting and turning
Are we burning – burning out?

It All Looks Different When You're Leaving

Written By: Christoffer Hoyer/Adam Argyle

It All Looks Different When You’re Leaving

Take it back
Take my place
You’re the same but I am changing
We’ve fallen into
Another life
Another time
It’s like the dreams that we’ve been chasing
Are all we have to loose this time
So I close my eyes

‘Cause it all looks different when you’re leaving
yes it all feels different now
I know you but I don’t recognize you
And it all looks different now

Lying here and to myself
But I can’t stand to be alone
And while you’re sleeping
I can feel it as you breathe
You wrap around my skin and bones
I’m suffocating now
So I try to close my eyes

But it all looks different when you’re leavin…..

In rewind
Reverse to find

I know you but I don’t recognize
And so it all looks different now

It all looks different I all looks different now…

Discography

"It All Looks Different When You're Leaving" - the second single of second Envelope album, in rotation on the biggest Danish National Radio.
"Open Window", the first single of second Envelope album, in rotation on Danish National Radio P3.
"Open Window", synchronized to American TV show "One Tree Hill", produced by Warner Bros. and airing world-wide.
"Open Window", featured by American magazine "New Music Weekly" (NMW) as well as released to radio stations on compilation album, "Future Hits 21".

Debut album: "Stay" (Available in most download stores)
Single, "Stay", rotation on 26 radio stations in Sweden - A-lsited on 10.
Single, "Morning Girl", heavy rotation on Danish P3.

Single "Stay" released in the US by New York based Indie label, Mod Music, on the compilation album, "Indie Pop 2002".

Set List

Twisting and Turning
Open Window
Final Day
It All Looks Different When You're Leaving
Rust Away
Morning Girl
Other People
Stay
After All These Years
Open Road

It varies a lot...