Q&A with Chase Coy
Thursday, 10 May 2012
|Photo courtesy of Chase Coy|
His song 'I Fell In Love Once', which is from his latest album 'Indiana Sun', is really moving. It's slow, calming and would touch every listener in the heart. The sadness is created in this song, especially by the gloomy yet catchy guitar lines, along with the sparse and smooth drum.
We're so glad that we could actually interview this talented guy about his achievements, how he overcomes problems and more!
I was born and raised in Greenwood, IN. I currently live in Nashville, TN.
2. How do you first started writing music?
I had always loved singing and writing, then I began playing guitar in middle school. It just seemed like a natural next step so I began to write my own songs and perform them for my friends when I got the opportunity.
3. Who’s your music inspiration?
There are a ton of musicians I look up to for a lot of different reasons, but I'd say Peter Bradley Adams has probably had the most influence on my music. His lyrics and guitar parts have made a huge impact on the way I write.
4. How do you describe your music?
It's mellow acoustic pop. I try to straddle the line between pop music and folk music, but mainly I just love writing catchy melodies and strong guitar lines.
5. What do you do when you're stuck on writing songs?
A lot of people ask me about this. The way I deal with writer's block is basically to just embrace it. When I don't feel like writing or I get stuck on a song, I tend to just leave it alone for a bit and come back later. Then while I'm off doing something else for a while, the next part of the song tends to come to me. It's a low-stress solution.
6. What do you think is your best achievement so far?
Performing a duet with Colbie Caillat for "If the Moon Fell Down" was definitely one of the highlights of my career, but I'm always just really excited about the newest things I'm working on. As a writer, you always want to be growing and maturing with your music, and I have been lucky enough to feel like I've achieved that. Currently I'm working on a new project called 3rd & Union that I am absolutely beyond excited to share with everyone.
7. Our favourite is "I Fell In Love Once". Can you tell us the story behind the song, just a little bit?
I actually wrote this song at a point when I wasn't going through a breakup or anything of the sort. I was just thinking about that period after a relationship ends where you have to battle with the constant desire to have your significant other back, and the other end of that where you never want to see them again. Oddly enough I went through a breakup fairly soon after I wrote that song, and when I went back and listened to it, it had a whole new sense of truth to it.
8. What kind of bands/musicians are you into at the moment?
I'm always switching up the music I'm listening to, but I've been really into country lately, probably a by-product of my recent move to Nashville. Lots of Hunter Hayes and Miranda Lambert.
9. What are you working on at the moment?
I've been writing a lot lately. This summer I'm recording two albums, once for my new project 3rd & Union and a new solo album.
10. If you could collaborate with any musician, who would it be and why?
Probably Taylor Swift. I think she's a great songwriter and I think that would definitely be a cool experience.
11. If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?
People online are always asking me to come to Brazil, so that's probably one of my first choices.
12. Tell us 5 random facts about you
I love cookie dough. I was on the bowling team in high school. I used to want to be a cartoonist when I grew up. I play tons of video games. I love Chinese food.
13. What or who would you like to be reincarnated as?
I would love to be reincarnated as a stuntman. Seems like a pretty exciting job.