I’ve been excited to introduce this music with all of you for quite some time now. A while back, a friend approached me to partake in a dream of his.
My role was to come up with electric piano parts, and although it’s a smaller role than most projects I have released here on Newgrounds, I really enjoyed working on coming up with small motifs that complemented the art as opposed to being in the forefront. It certainly was a discipline to get into where less is more, and where the role of a writer/performer is to primarily serve the music.
Chase is a Chicago Union Laborer and a musician/writer, and while some people might distinguish their day time work between their passion as a way to meet their artistic means, Chase and Micah's music embodies their passion of the working class lifestyle. It’s a coming of age story blended with a nostalgia of neo-classic Americana.
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“But is work something that we have a right to escape? And can we escape it with impunity? We are probably the first entire people ever to think so. All the ancient wisdom that has come down to us counsels otherwise. It tells us that work is necessary to us, as much a part of our condition as mortality; that good work is our salvation and our joy; that shoddy or dishonest or self-serving work is our curse and our doom. We have tried to escape the sweat and sorrow promised in Genesis—only to find that, in order to do so, we must forswear love and excellence, health and joy.” — Wendell Berry (The Unsettling of America).