Chase Bryant Tests Boundaries With New Single, ‘Room to Breathe’ [LISTEN]
Chase Bryant's new single, "Room to Breathe," was just released. The song is the debut single from his upcoming first full-length album.
"It’s a lot different for me," Bryant tells The Boot about "Room to Breathe." "It’s a little sexier, not so sentimental. It’s a step out of the box for me. I’m really excited about it."
The 22-year-old acknowledges that the tune, which is indicative of the remainder of the new record, pushes the boundaries of country music, but he's OK with testing his limits.
"If you asked who I was, you would probably think rock and roll, more rambunctious rock and roll sounding country," Bryant says." This is a little more funky, a little more R&B, a little more Michael Jackson meets Prince or Maroon 5. But I’m excited. I would do it, because I love Stevie Wonder. It’s the music I listen to, so I’m excited about it."
The singer, who cites Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner and Vince Gill among his many influences, says all of his favorite styles music can be heard on his upcoming project.
"There’s a lot of stuff on this album that’s a lot different from things you’ve heard from me," Bryant explains. "I’m excited about it because it’s not something I would do every day. It’s a little different, so it’s fun."
Bryant won't have a lot of time to work on the new album over the next few months, as he will be busy performing shows all over the country.
"We’re playing a lot of our own dates," shares Bryant. "We’re doing some fairs and festivals this summer. To be God-honest, we’re doing a ton of those this summer. We’ve got some announcements coming up of people we’re touring with in the fall."
Listen to Chase Bryant's "Room to Breathe"