Chase Bryant’s debut EP and last release, Chase Bryant EP, was enormously successful and has had a long run -- 16 months and counting. It was recently given new life by his second single, “Little Bit of You,” with an accompanying music video that was released this past Friday (Feb. 5). In a new interview, Bryant is also talking about his upcoming album.
“Little Bit of You” was the last song to go on the EP, and he co-wrote it with producers Derek George and Ashley Gorley.
Talking about the continued success of the EP, Bryant told Billboard, “For some reason this thing hasn’t run out of gas. It’s so cool to think there are people out there singing the five songs off the EP and maybe a couple of the songs they’ve seen on YouTube that I’ve done, or the covers we’re playing. So we’re burning oil right now to finish the album, ‘cause I’m just trying to imagine people singing the entire set. I’m picturing people singing for 90 minutes.”
Bryant is set to do numerous headlining dates this year, and he will also join Kip Moore on his upcoming Wild Ones Tour. The country upstart expressed how he is very excited about completing the album, especially due to the success of the EP. This time around, Bryant is co-producing his album with George again, as well as Tim Owens and Dylan Altman, and is shooting for 12 to 13 songs total.
The singer further said, “I want people to listen to this record and not have to skip to track three or six or nine or 11. I loved records by Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Bryan Adams - guys like that where you could turn on track one and listen all the way through. I want people to connect and live vicariously through the record, and I want to see their mouths singing the songs back to us like they do now with the EP songs and some of the stuff we’ve put on YouTube.”
Bryant also announced a headlining tour last year shortly after The Chase Bryant EP was released in 2014, beginning the tour in North Carolina and finishing up in Indianapolis. With 16 months and counting of success, it remains to be seen just how successful a full length album will be.