New Music Critique: Chase Paves

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Contact: peter@redbloominc.com

Web: Instagram @chase_paves

Seeking: Label, Distribution
Style: Hip-Hop

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Chase Paves is an artist of substance, whose passion for music makes him worth a listen. A background in drumming and composition, with a music degree and training from USC and Berklee, Paves approaches songwriting with acuity. “I’ve been working so damn hard,” Paves declares in lead single “AFTERWORK.” The song is jazzy with excellent production elements, and Paves shines with a fast, melodic flow, before crooning up and down octaves. “TRIUMPHANT” and “LA Anthem” are fun and upbeat, driven by synth horns that fit perfectly as sounds of victory; the latter should be a contender for a Lakers theme song—complete with nods to “Kobe.”