“You’re always going to have people believe that a 100 great pics are better then 1 great song. In other words, image is more important then substance. Although I definitely believe image is important, I still hold to the concept that its about the song, the voice, the uniqueness of an artist that gets him or her noticed.” -@ChaseAllanMusic
GETTING TO KNOW CHASE ALLAN
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
In the beginning…
my first involvement with music was in church. My mother was the song leader. My first performance was at 4, which was in church. I then moved on to study classical music, jazz and music theory. I immersed myself in all types of music. I played the drums, piano, guitar, trumpet, french horn…anything I could get my hands on. Singing has always been my main instrument.
My personal definition of success is…
having other writers and musicians respect me as a musician, songwriter and vocalist has always been important to me. Sustaining myself financially through my writing and music- It is a business. Also, being able to touch peoples lives around the word through my music.
Top 3 songwriting tips for new songwriters…
First, I tell songwriters they need be able to find the voice of the song they are trying to write…what is the story? Who are they targeting with the lyrics? Make sure the song is going to relate and make sense to the listener. Second, there are 3 parts to a song- the composition, the melody and the lyrics. They all work hand and hand with each other. Always make sure your melody lines up with your music and don’t get to wordy with lyrics. Third, make sure you have a definable hook in the song. The part of the song that’s going to want to make the listener come back to the song. Make them feel the song!
It’s Your Love…
Everybody goes through tough times…ups & downs. This song signifies the importance of having someone stand by you through the good and bad in life.
The initial tracking was done at Treasure Isle Studios in Nashville. Rich Redmond and Tully Kennedy of J. Aldean Band played on it, along with Adam Shoenfeld of Tim McGraw Band, Chris Leuszinger- Studio Band leader for Garth Brooks, B James Lowery and Kenny Greenburg. All top Nashville musicians.
I actually didn’t have the lyrics completed when I first recorded, but we thought it was such a hot cut, we recorded the music anyway.
Being current or trendy…
You’re always going to have people believe that a 100 great pics are better then 1 great song. In other words, image is more important then substance. Although I definitely believe image is important, I still hold to the concept that its about the song, the voice, the uniqueness of an artist that gets him or her noticed. I believe this has helped me in the Country Music genre. I have been able to pursue and establish my own unique Brand because no really sounds like me.
I don’t worry a whole lot about trends although I do keep my eye on what’s going on with Radio in the U.S., Europe and other parts of the world.
Living in Nashville…
I live in Nashville. The scene here is vibrant and always changing. People are coming and going everyday. I love to hike in the mountain and hills of Tn.
What lies ahead…
I’m working on a new video. I’ll be performing on Country Cruising 2015 in October. Also, I’m coming out with a new EP. I’m writing and producing with Gabriel Candiani of Warner/Chappell.