Johnny Chase's solo debut, 801 Days, combines the drive of 90's rock with the emotional urgency of today's songwriters, delivering gritty and powerful vocals packed with passion. The collection of original tracks from this singer/songwriter/guitarist fills the musical bookends of love and loss that resonate with audiences coast-to-coast.
The visceral aspect of Chase's sound has attracted television and film companies, among them MTV, WB, and HBO. By Your Side, a rocking, high-energy number with a riff that grabs you from the beginning, and Breakdown, A triumphant song about never giving up hope, have both been used a total of 20+ times on the MTV hit show NEXT, while Fear to Fall, with its brooding vocals and thumping bass, has been included on HBO's Entourage Season 3 (Part 2) DVD, as well as used for the promo spots on HBO advertising the show and DVD. It has also been placed CW's CW Now and more recently on Tyra Banks Show,who continues to use his songs and Ellen GeGeneres. 801 Days spotlights 11 self-penned songs that are filled with first-hand feelings. The CD's title poignantly refers to the number of days Chase's young son lived. Originally written to facilitate his own healing after his son's death, Chase decided to record the songs for others to hear, hoping it would help listeners endure life's inevitable heartbreaks, large and small. The resulting CD is both introspective and exuberant, tracing the performer's journey through the mind-altering experience called life.
In addition to the songs heard on MTV, HBO, E, TBS, & CW, 801 Days includes
I Can See Everything, a fan-favorite offering a supernatural sound that builds momentum with every guitar lick, and Breakdown, a melodic lesson in never giving up hope, which was the first song that had piqued the interest of MTV and is now also featured in the indi film, "Fear Chamber". Son in the Sky, One More Day and On Top of the World all reflect on family and relationships and are dedicated to his son. Opened Up was recently added to the Warner Bros. TV library of songs to be used on their many shows. The CD ends lovingly with Heaven to Me, a passionate ballad written to Chase's wife.