Chancey soul-rocks their way from Nashville, Socro still trashy as ever
Local Chattanooga local musician Matt Chancey is currently rocking his way through Nashville with his music group Chancey. The group’s indie soul music emits a righteous and soul rocking sound. After being a group for a little over a year, the band was able to take the necessary steps to produce a debut EP. On Time was released back in May and is available for purchase at record stores and on iTunes.
Each song on the album has the general makeup that generates excellent music, but the two songs that stand out most would have to be “Lightning” and “Sun”. “Lightning” is a beautiful and emotion-inducing song about lost love and the power it possesses to completely change people’s lives.
Listeners can really feel the raw emotion that only comes from personal experience. It is the pure definition of real life, pain, and soul music. “Sun” has a jam band feel to it with a slightly poppy and vibrant twist to it. Both songs are very powerful and soul-felt.
Though the band attributes influences such as Marc Broussard, Jonny Lang, John Mayer, Emily King, Dave Matthews Band, the Roots, and Norah Jones as motivational and inspirational tools, Chancey has done a fantastic job of keeping things original. Occasionally a sound or two might expel tones reminiscent of some of their influencers, but it is very limited.
Chancey has been a unit for slightly over a year, but they have traveled leaps and bounds in terms of making great music, and success. The debut EP displays their ability to make music that shakes bones and moves souls. The Chattanooga native and his band mates make local music with a national sound.
Follow them on SoundCloud and YouTube @ Chancey.
Over the last several years, the roots of the Chattanooga music scene have been strengthening and setting deeply into the fertile ground, and now the state of the art music scene is flowering beautifully.
With so many interesting people, events, and activities circulating around the scenic city, it seems as if the local musicians are collecting influences from bits and pieces of it all. The local music scene is in full bloom, and artists like Socro are producing some of the brightest of flowers.
Socro has been a local powerhouse for many years, but his music has an earshot range that travels far beyond Chattanooga. In the world of underground hip-hop music, Socro is a well-known figure, and his music is excellent. With the release of his newest album Still Trashy, Socro demonstrates his top class music making skills and helps to demonstrate the versatile music scene that Chattanooga bleeds.
Working as an independent artist, Socro has been able to break the confines that labels often try to impose on music production, and kill any authenticity that is ever so important in producing quality music. Due to his independence, Socro is able to beam real, strong, and authentic hip-hop music at a top class level.
Where hip-hop music is not for everyone, Still Trashy will make a fan out of anybody that gives the album an honest listen. Socro produces a really special sound that leaves the listener wanting more. With the lyrical diversity that is laced inside of the tracks, it is easy to fall in love with the sound.
Where it is the kind of album that people can put on and listen to from start to finish, a few tracks shine a little brighter than the rest; “Useless”, “Dreamin”, and “Lemons” are all spectacular displays of hip-hop music.
The album is available for purchase in record stores and iTunes.