Preview: Chase Atlantic // Phases
Written by Hanna Branch
Release date: June 28, 2019
Alt-pop Australian trio Chase Atlantic surfaced in 2014 and have certainly made a name for themselves along the way. Their unique blend of genres highlights their lyricism in a way that some might find hard to categorize. Fueled by dark, gloomy stories paired with upbeat, high energy beats, Chase Atlantic’s music is infectious - you’ll be grooving to the music before you know it!
Chase Atlantic released their EP, DON’T TRY THIS, earlier this year and are already back with their sophomore album, PHASES. This twelve track record is set to be release on June 28th, 2019. PHASES is arguably their most ambitious work to date. The aptly titled opener, “INTRO,” is a short instrumental sampler that will put you into the perfect mindset for the rest of the album.
On leading single, “HER,” vocalist Mitchel Cave explores the dark temptation of being with the person you have feelings for, but knowing you’d only have that person for a single day. You might think that day is enough, but the next morning, you’re begging for just one more, knowing no amount of time would be enough. While this is a tried and true concept, Chase Atlantic put their signature spin on the track and paint the subject in a refreshing light.
Other stand out songs include “STUCKINMYBRAIN,” “ANGELS,” and “HEAVEN AND BACK.” Track-to-track the record sounds very similar. In any other case, this would be a negative. However, Chase Atlantic set up PHASES in a way that the songs work together cohesively — no song has to fight for attention. PHASES is a roller coaster of emotion and high energy that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end.
Chase Atlantic play around with slow build ups, dramatic falls, and moody sound. Fans will not be disappointed by PHASES, as this record sets a new standard for Chase Atlantic lyrically. Give the album a listen for yourself when it comes out June 28th! To get a taste of what’s to come, check out “STUCKINMYBRAIN” below!