|Gone far too soon, Ronald Chase Amick made an enormous impact during his short time on Earth through his loving personality and the music he recorded as 6 Dogs. Today, 6 Dogs’ team shares “Beach House,” the lead single from the tragically departed artist’s upcoming album RONALD. Animated by a simple urge to see the ocean and breathe its salty air, “Beach House” was recorded while Chase was cooped up in his house during the pandemic–anathema to someone who got so much energy from spending time in nature. Wielding an understated flow over rubbery bass, thumping 808s, and hypnotic synth arpeggios, Chase and guest rapper RIZ LA VIE, a rising indie artist and a close friend of Chase’s, express their sincere desire to gather with their friends in a big house beside the sea. “Beach House” was Chase’s favorite song from the project.
Directed by Cody LaPlant, the music video for “Beach House” grants Chase’s wish, depositing the late artist and RIZ in a quaint beachside abode near the Atlantic. Using a pastel color palette to communicate Chase’s idyllic fantasy, the video has a celebratory and joyous vibe, the two friends enjoying each other’s company as they go on the hunt for mythical creatures. Though their beachside retreat is far from civilization, Chase and RIZ are not alone–they’re stalked by a mysterious figure wearing a suit and a ski mask. He seems menacing at first, but by the end of the video, it’s clear that he’s simply searching for a friend. “Beach House” is the second release from the upcoming RONALD project, following last week’s “Starfire (Teen Titans).“
Originally titled Wavebuilder’s Club, Chase changed the title of the upcoming posthumous project to RONALD before he passed, hoping to signify a new beginning for the singer-rapper. Recorded and distributed completely independently (Chase owned his own masters), the album matches Chase’s original vision to a tee, and it remains unaltered since he finished the album and turned it into DSPs shortly before he passed away on January 26th.
Created in collaboration with executive producer and engineer Daniel Hartzog, RONALD transports Chase’s conversational melodies into a sparkling, atmospheric sonic realm. Almost entirely free from explicit lyrics, the album benefits from Chase’s innate instincts for hooks and his lyricism, which is alternately playful and profound. Chase hoped that RONALD would help his fans counter their negative thoughts with positive energy–to embrace their feelings, instead of succumbing to them, and to come out the other side happier.
A monument to the artist’s influence and singular point-of-view, the forthcoming RONALD album doesn’t wallow in tragedy or despair, but lights a path forward for those dealing with internal strife. Featuring guest appearances from Chase’s close friends RIZ LA VIE and Tahj Keeton, RONALD arrives on March 12th.
In November of 2020, 6 Dogs and executive producer Daniel Hartzog sat down at the Airwaves Atlanta house to talk about the creative process behind RONALD. Watch the full conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EEvNObIV7og
Watch “Beach House” ft. RIZ LA VIE: https://youtu.be/nZCm5OAn5AU
Buy/Stream “Beach House” ft. RIZ LA VIE: http://fanlink.to/beach_house
Buy/Stream “Starfire (Teen Titans)”: https://fanlink.to/starfire
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