Once upon a time, Glee (the TV show) and Chevy (the automobile manufacturer, not the comedian) decided to sponsor the Superbowl. While seeking audio tracks for their promotional videos, they came across a tune called "Beautiful, Broken Thing" by a little band called Chasing the Sky. So they rained money on the band and bought the track. In turn, the band paid off their recording debts and decided to give you the album for free. So here it is!
“It's no wonder Chasing the Sky promises to become "the soundtrack to the most intimate moments of your life". It's carefully crafted, high-energy sound pulls from modern pop-rock and indie influences and often veers into ballad territory, featuring soaring vocals and heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics that aim to reveal each listener's story. ”
-On the Rise: Bands that are Going Places , Revue Magazine
“[The Empty Chair is] a worthy album to check out ... Chasing the Sky meshes incisive alt-rock with pop hooks amid somewhat moody lyrics that flow together well. ”
-John Sinkevics, The Grand Rapids Press
"What makes [Chasing the sky so appealing is] ballad-heavy music with varying degrees of rock. “A Certain Degree” brings the work forward on almost a 90s alternative rock foot. “The Glass Winter” almost channels a band like The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. “Beautiful, Broken Thing”, “Satellites” and “William (Forever Lost)” usher the listener out on an impressive note.”
-West Michigan Noise
"Chasing the Sky's new album, The Empty Chair, is one you should not miss. All the tracks are obviously well written with story in mind. They stand up beautifully against the bands they look to for inspiration such as 30 Seconds to Mars, Paramore, MuteMath, Third Eye Blind, and the Beatles. Kudos to Chasing the Sky for making it happen."
— Melanie Coker, Behind the Velvet Curtain
released 01 October 2010
Brenden Stark - Vocals + Rhythm Guitar + Lyrics
Kevin VanAntwerpen - Bass + Lyrics
Ryan Dekkinga - Drums + Backing Vocals
Tim Alexander - Lead Guitar + Backing Vocals
Chasing the Sky is a five piece pop-rock band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band’s music has been called “well-crafted”
and “terrific” (John Sinkevics, The Grand Rapids Press), “Impressive” (West Michigan Noise), and a musical effort that you “should not miss” (Melanie Coker, Behind the Velvet Curtain)....more