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Single Review: Chase Rice - "Key West & Colorado"



                                                                      CHASE RICE

                                                                "Key West & Colorado"

                                                                BBR Music Group





Chase Rice has released his latest single, “Key West & Colorado”, via BBR Music Group.  The song was officially made available on all streaming platforms on July 29th.

The song is a direct reflection of Rice’s emotional state and thus, is based on a true story.  The singer-songwriter penned the tune while reminiscing on a past relationship.  He hit the road, driving around the country with his thoughts as his companion, learning a lot about himself and life from the people he met along the way.

“Somewhere between Key West and Colorado

I found God in a gold Silverado

Had to get a little lost to get a little found

Learned you can’t find love if you can’t slow down”

The mid-tempo tune was written by Chase along with Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Pendergrass, John Byron, and Hunter Phelps.  Working with producer Oscar Charles, Rice turned his living room into a recording studio, bringing in a stand-up piano, guitars, and new percussion while replacing his usual recording instrumentation. 

The song was introduced to the public during Chase’s set while opening for Kane Brown on his “Blessed and Free Tour”, playing stripped down and acoustic.  This released studio version, in contrast, adds smooth guitar melodies with appropriately tempered percussion, adequately encompassing the intended vibe of the tune.

Rice’s vocals are on point, capturing the sobering tone of the song.  It’s not a sad song; it’s not a happy song.  It’s about learning from past decisions and experiences and moving on better and stronger.  Just because something ends, doesn’t mean it was a mistake.  While traveling across the country, he found peace on the road on his own, and this tune projects those revelations into an autobiographical portrayal of a topic to which we can all relate.

“Somewhere between that sand and the snow

Salt in the air and salt on the road

Finally let myself let her go

Somewhere between Key West and Colorado”

Chase continues to reinvent himself as an artist, changing the narrative and establishing himself as a truly talented singer-songwriter.  This is the first new release since last October’s “If I Were Rock & Roll”.  Chase a busy schedule lined up, with dates scheduled at music halls, clubs, fairs, festivals, and theatres from now through late November.

(Review Written By: Chad Carlson)

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