Chase Rice || The Album Part I || TOOLKIT

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  • American Nights CutxCut
    Chase: “American Nights” is definitely the most unique song on this album, but to me production-wise and how it’s arranged is definitely the coolest. I really believe that, because musically it’s just something I’ve never done before. It’s got kids singing in it, it’s got an insane percussion part that we’re actually going to implement into our live show, which is going to be sick, and the greatest part of the song to me is the lyric. It’s about diversity. It’s about all these different people going through different things, but at the end of the day, that’s what makes us all Americans and that what makes us all so unique. So “American Nights,” to me, is one of the most special songs on this whole album.
  • Lonely If You Are CutxCut
    Chase: “Lonely If You Are” is the first song that I put out on The Album Part 1. It’s my first single that’s leading my way into this next part of my career. The Album Part 1, to me, is really the very beginning of my career. You can talk about it really as “Eyes On You,” but The Album Part 1 is the next chapter of my entire career and to me it’s the very beginning, which is really cool and special for a song like “Lonely If You Are” to be starting that off as the first single. I wrote it with Lindsay Rimes and Hunter Phelps, and when you get to that bridge it’s insane live already – and I don’t think it’s even top 30 yet. When you get to that, “let me love the lonely right out of you,” that’s when you know we’ve got something pretty special here.
  • Best Night Ever CutxCut
    Chase: “Best Night Ever” paints a really cool picture. I live on a farm in Tennessee and I’ve had some nights out on that farm. I’ve had some amazing nights – the sun’s going down – but every now and then, there’s a special night because there’s somebody there to make it special and that’s the case for this song, “Best Night Ever.” I’ve got this old pole barn over there at the farm that, you know, the song kind of speaks for itself. Yeah, it’s a personal thing to sing about, but that’s what I want The Album Part 1 to be. I want it to be very personal to me, who I am and my experiences, and “Best Night Ever” explains itself pretty perfectly, of literally one of the best nights I’ve ever had on the farm that I live on.
  • Everywhere CutxCut
    Chase: “Everywhere,” to me, is the most personal song on this entire album and I’m starting to head that direction with my music. I’m cool with going into my personal life and “Everywhere” is the start of that. It’s about a girl that I dated the last couple years. We had an amazing relationship, had a tough breakup and that’s the way it goes sometimes, but when that happens, usually you’re going to start seeing that person everywhere you go. That’s no different for me, whether I’m in Fenway Park or just driving down the street by my house – I’m like, “man, everywhere I look, everywhere I see her,” so it’s the most personal but to me that makes it pretty special.
  • Messy CutxCut
    Chase: “Messy” is the most emotional song that I’ve put out, probably since “Jack Daniel’s and Jesus.” I love the picture that it paints. In life, whether we’re by ourselves or we’re with another person – and especially, usually, when we’re with another person – the messy is going to be brought out. And the beautiful part about that is, when you see somebody else’s messy and they see your messy side, but you still love each other anyway, that’s real life. That’s not Instagram, that’s not the most beautiful picture you’ve ever seen – that’s real life. And when you can appreciate each other for the messed-up parts of each other’s lives and still love each other through it, that’s what “Messy” is all about. That’s why I think it’s the most emotional song on this album, because we’ve all got messy and we’ve all got problems we deal with, but when you have someone to deal with it and help you deal with it through those problems, that’s beautiful.
  • In The Car CutxCut
    Chase: “In The Car” for me was really about my high school girlfriend and us driving around my small town in North Carolina. We would drive around – we didn’t wanna hang out with our parents, we didn’t wanna do that – we wanted to be by ourselves. You’d try to sneak out and get with your girlfriend in high school. That’s what it was all about. So it was that, going out, driving around with nothing to do… and then at the end of the day, the coolest part for me wasn’t just that; it was the songs that she teed up on the radio with the burnt CD that she made me. That takes me back to 17-year-old Chase for sure!
  • Forever To Go CutxCut
    Chase: I don’t know if this is true, because I’ve always got a different idea of what my biggest songs are gonna be – I’d say the last one that I was really right with was “Eyes On You” – but I believe that “Forever To Go” could be even bigger than “Eyes On You.” It’s an unbelievable song of a story about this couple, and the pictures it paints are amazing – like Tortuga Music Festival, nobody’s sang about that yet and that’s what this song is talking about, just one of the moments that this couple has lived through. And how they’ve lived this amazing life together so far, they’ve loved it, they’ve had a great time – but at the end of the day, we’ve still got “Forever To Go” and that’s the coolest part about it.