“For the first time in my career, I could imagine an entire video while writing a song,” Rice explains.
To describe Chase Rice’s new song “Bench Seat” as “powerful” is an understatement.
“Bench Seat” is the next installment in a new chapter in Rice’s music, a growing catalog of true stories that reveal his most authentic self. In his latest release, the Country His star pays tribute to his longtime friend, who inspired a story about his battle with mental health, and the dog that ultimately saved him.
When a friend of his suggested to him the idea of writing about “a man and his dog driving together,” his first reaction was to brush it off. It was the type of thing we were trying to avoid on this album,” recalls Rice.
based on real events
But at first glance, Rice discovered something much deeper than what he first saw on the surface. I made a song that will be one of my two solo works. I hate cowboys and all dogs go to hell.
“My buddy was in a really dark place — to the point where he was ready to end his life. told me what stopped him, it stopped me in my track.Press release.”It may not be immediately apparent that I wrote this song from a dog’s point of view, but What that moment meant for them.”
When you realize that the song is written from a dog’s point of view, the story suddenly takes on a whole new meaning and you’re stuck. Rice’s poignant vocals deliver goosebumps-inducing effect and his overwhelming ability to convey heartbreaking melodies through words of tremendous weight in the current state of the world where addiction is ubiquitous. increase.
spotlight mental health
His message is also conveyed in the official music video directed by Kaiser Cunningham. Due to the sensitivity of the subject, Rice chose to make a short film. This highlights the ongoing struggle with mental health and encourages those affected to seek help when they need it.
“For the first time in my career, I could envision an entire video while writing a song,” Rice says. “I wanted to shed light on the topic of mental health because it makes too many people feel alone. One bad moment can have terrifying consequences, especially when addiction becomes part of the bigger picture.” I personally know how difficult it can be to ask for help when you need it, but hopefully this will start some conversations and help people know they’re not really alone. I’m here.
The vulnerable video begins with Rice attending a meeting to overcome what he’s fighting inside. Although he doesn’t seem to have much faith in the idea at first, something good comes out of his experience. His love interest suggests he should get a dog. His personality has been hesitant to welcome the new life and added responsibilities, but the bond between him and the dog eventually grows stronger. Start looking upwards at Rice…until darkness takes over again.
This video contains graphic images and language for some viewers and is intended for adults. Viewer discretion is advised. TW: Language, self-harm, addiction, substances, death.
The chart-topping star continues: But he was able to get the help he needed and is now living a great life and starting a family. It shows the possibility of ending. ”
After a tearful series of events, the video points to resources available via wannatalkaboutit.com and concludes with a statement encouraging anyone in crisis to call/text 988.
Ahead of the video’s release, Rice took to social media to share a few words about what people can expect from the film. A photo is also included, and Jack has also become a form of inspiration for the new track.
“The most real thing ever”
The Bench Seat video out tomorrow is the darkest yet most real thing I’ve ever done with music. I won’t show it to your children And I want everyone to know that it covers addition, self-harm, depression, and more,” warned Chase Rice.
“Too many people are suffering from it and it’s time to shed some light on the problem. A dog saved my best friend’s life. Jack the dog has done more than I ever thought possible.” You blessed me, this is based on that story, just know you are never alone, talk to your family, talk to your friends, talk to me. I love you,” he concluded.
This moving song will appear on Rice’s 13-track album. I hate cowboys and all dogs go to hellslated for release on February 10, alongside his previous releases “I Hate Cowboys,” “Way Down Yonder,” and “Key West & Colorado.”
Chase Rice 2023 Tour
All of these authentic melodies were recorded at Chase Rice’s farm outside Nashville. Within two weeks, Rice, producer Oscar his Charles, and live his band came together to create the magic that will soon unfold in this collection.
Chase Rice will debut new music on his headlining Way Down Yonder Tour, which begins March 3 in Laughlin, Nevada. A recent date was added to the trek, extending its run until July 1st.