His songs generally focus on the themes of love, loss and heartbreak.With a career spanning four decades, he has amassed a total of twelve studio albums, and has accumulated numerous award nominations and tours.Chesnut spread the word to other radio stations and the single became a national Top 10 hit in February 1991. Another less-seen version of “Wicked Game” is directed by David Lynch and comprises scenes from the film Wild at Heart.“Wicked Game” featured as the backing music in the 2001 TV advertisement for the Jaguar X-Type in the UK.Now, with all of them – with the exception of Lewis – dead, Isaak has stepped up as the guardian and curator of the Sun sound.I thought that I had put out enough work by now that I would finally not be defined by it.Punctuated with that trademark squashed boxer’s nose, he is so unaltered he looks like he has been dipped in aspic.“I’m an entertainer.” But the look, along with the sound, has a rather ghostly feel to it – the quality that David Lynch must have spotted in the young singer when he championed his music and cast him in the film of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
The shows were outstanding successes, with the band receiving three encores.His new album, First Comes the Night, is similarly rife with disharmony.“Found my flower where you tossed it,” he laments on “Keep Hanging On”.“So many of my songs are based on past girlfriends,” he says, and mentions another track here, “Baby What You Want Me to Do”, a “pinup girl with a femme fatale body” intent on breaking hearts.Rose to fame on the USA Network reality television series Chrisley Knows Best.
It’s only when Isaak, perhaps seeing the desperation in my eyes, drops the convivial, easy-entertainer shtick – the compulsive jokes and songs – and starts talking seriously about his rather good new record that I realise there is more to the Californian than just being a heartbroken one-hit wonder.
Overall, Chris Isaak have played a total of 374 gigs in the country.