Texas singer-songwriter Chase Bryant first introduced himself to music lovers with his 2014 self-titled EP, which he co-produced. ‘Take It On Back‘ from that project received generous airplay and became a top-20 song on the US country charts. The album was his first on Red Bow Records, an imprint he was signed to a year earlier by the late Barbara Orbison, wife of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roy Orbison. Chase’s grandfather, Jimmy Bryant, who played piano for Orbison in his first two bands, helped induct Chase into music at a tender age. Two of his uncles, Jeff and Junior Bryant, formed the band Ricochet, which enjoyed a degree of success in the 90s. Chase’s early school days were marked by his obsession with guitars and it is at this time Chase began composing his first songs. Not satisfied, he went on to teach himself how to produce songs, fine-tuning his music by listening to the songs playing on radio.
Come 2016, Bryant is working on new material and has given fans a taste of things to come with the newly released single ‘Room to Breathe‘. The song marks a huge change in musical direction from country pop to pop with hardly any trace of country, something more akin to what Shawn Mendes would do, despite Chase’s distinctive vocal technique. From the comments on the single in iTunes, you can see that some of the Texan’s followers are not too happy with the change, expressing disappointment. However, most of the YouTube comments are positive, and it’s not just because of the 23 year-old’s movie star looks.
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