An interview with Chase Aaron
Producer and mixer of all his own music, Chase Aaron peaked our interest with his newest single 'Rush'. In 2020 he was diagnosed Bipolar and has since been an advocate for increasing awareness, which led to the creation of "Bipolar Art Club".
How did you get your start in music?
I got my start in music at an early age. When I was really little I used to play pots and pans until my family bought me my first electronic drum set for one of my early birthdays. I grew up with a mother who sang and a family who encouraged my early experimenting with instruments. I played clarinet in elementary. Learned piano and took an advanced music theory class in high school. I started recording music at 16. It wasn’t good. Lol.
Where are you from?
I’m from the Inland Empire, CA. I’ve never truly felt comfortable claiming a city since so many parts of the IE helped make me who I am, but shoutout to San Bernardino and Moreno Valley those were the two most impactful places in my life even if not for the best reasons haha
Tell us the story behind your new song?
My new song is called Rush. It’s the lead single from my new EP with Escape Records. I wrote it because sex sucks without other, equally pleasurable forms of intimacy being established beforehand. After coming up with the melodic elements and the drums I knew I wanted to create something where I can share what should be obvious in a fun and obscure way. It’ll be out February 22nd.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday?
I don’t do this as often as I’d like, but there’s this hike that ends with this little forest clearing. I like to go up there and just breathe. Clear my head. I get really grounded and quiet out in nature. It’s the best place to listen.
What is your dream superpower?
It’s a tie between the ability to manipulate fire and teleportation.
What is one album that changed your life?
Aromanticism by Moses Sumney. To be completely honest I don’t think there’s an artist in this generation that’s performing at the level he has been performing at for a long time. Whenever I listen to that album I’m reminded why I want to make music. It’s about the way it captures you, moves you and leaves you better than you were when you found it. The level of vulnerability and intelligence in his music is simply inspirational, but also enticing as you want to know him more with each lyric.
What’s up next for you?
I’m looking to get on the performance circuit soon. My team and I are crafting a live set I think people will really enjoy. Expect more videos. Maybe not necessarily music videos, but I really love film and we have some great short form ideas that compliment the music. I’m excited to bring them to life. Most of all, I’m excited about releasing Rush, the EP on March 1st. I’m a big fan of EscapeTracks so it’s an honor to partner with them on this release.
Stream 'Rush' HERE