“Heaven is calling my name // I’m going through phases” croons Mitchel Cave in the title track off Chase Atlantic’s sophomore effort, “Phases” due out June 28th via BMG/MDDN. Chase Atlantic, consisting of lead vocalist Mitchel, his older brother Clinton, and Christian Anthony are classically trained musicians who put their obsession with programming to the test when they started creating their own beats and eventually forming their own brand of hip-hop, pop, and rock.
Chase Atlantic’s sophomore album starts off with a slow build intro that’s a fun little taste of what these guys are able to create without lyrics. Clinton, Mitchel, and Christian really show their true production value by creating their own world for the album to exist in and bring it to life on tour. These guys take pride in bending whatever rules there are and making everything their own.
After premiering a few new tracks on tour, “Angels” and “Heaven And Back,” Chase Atlantic have a cult following with fans eagerly awaiting the second they can have studio versions of tracks, no matter how high quality live recordings are. Danceable beats paired with dark lyrics are what fans have come to expect from the Aussie group.
“No Rainbows,” “I Never Existed,” and “I Don’t Like Darkness” drift along like smoke throughout the album, intoxicating the room and drawing you into Chase Atlantic’s relaxed and introspective headspace. “Heaven And Back” is the best example of what Chase Atlantic truly do best: craft a perfect driving song that makes you want to floor it on a neon lit city street in an expensive foreign sports car.
Mitchel, Clinton, and Christian have figured out how to tap into the feels in a way that doesn’t come off contrived. “Even Though I’m Depressed” rounds out the record and is possibly the best representation of how we’re all feeling inside. Lyrically, they tapped into exactly how many people feel everyday, put it into words, and are sharing the darkest part of their mind that many artists are afraid of sharing.
Chase Atlantic poured their everything into this record, and that will no doubt propel them in the stratosphere. Catch them on the “Phases” Tour now with Lauren Sanderson. Check out all of the dates HERE!
Watch the official video for “Love Is (Not) Easy” below!