A few months ago, I got a friend request on Facebook by a guy named Chase Huglin. As funny as it sounds, I recognized him from the “Defend Pop Punk” group on Facebook, so I accepted. After doing some creeping, I learned that Chase is a singer/songwriter, recently signed to Invogue Records, and put out his debut EP titled “Glow” in April. As a singer/songwriter myself and a sucker for acoustic music, I quickly opened up Spotify to check out his EP. For the next 15 minutes, I sat and listen to the entire album front to back.
Almost instantly, I felt a strong connection to the delicate lyrics that paint a story of heartache and losing someone to another person; Two things I relate to deeply. There’s no intricate guitar playing or fancy string quartet features, just good ol’ acoustic songs that hit you right in the feels. Although this album is short (roughly 11 minutes), it’s worth every penny. The album has a sort of “live room” sound and feel, as if this album was recorded one take in a tiny apartment on a rainy day. It features lyrics and melodies will get stuck in your head for days. Chase really impresses me with a strong vocal presence, as well. My personal favorite song on Glow is “Your New Boy“.
Next time you find yourself searching for new music, experience a rough break up, or need a soundtrack to a cold lazy day you’ll spend curled up on the couch, check out Chase Huglin’s “Glow”.