Ahead of his performance of current Top 20-and-climbing single “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this evening, multi-Platinum entertainer Chase Rice has revealed to fans that the final chapter of his multi-part project, The Album, is officially set to arrive May 28th 2021.
Rice first surprised fans with The Album Part I in January 2020 while touring the UK/Europe, releasing seven songs (including Top 10 hit “Lonely If You Are”) with the promise of more to follow shortly thereafter. The Album Part II brought four additional songs, part of Rice’s desire to give fans new music more frequently than traditional album cycles allow. Available on all digital and streaming platforms on May 28th, the full project will include all 11 previously released songs in addition to “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.” (featuring Florida Georgia Line) and three brand new songs.
“It’s crazy to look back now and see the journey this album has taken us on throughout writing and recording it,” notes Chase. “We shared so many of these songs with the fans as they were being written and got their input along the way – so it’s their journey that lives in these, too. I think this new music will always mean a bit more to me since it has carried us all through some strange and uncertain times.”
With a wide range of themes and musical influences throughout the project, Billboard praises Rice’s “deftness at melding a number of styles, while always staying firmly within country confines,” remarking that “Rice has a way of having storytelling details tumble from his lips, his portraits created quickly and efficiently.”
From Part I opener “American Nights,” planting a flag in eclectic new territory while celebrating a nation of diversity, to standout tracks “Messy” and “Forever To Go” as well as the uplifting “Belong,” a timely message which Rice added to Part II in direct response to the uncertainty caused by the worldwide pandemic, the Tennessean comme
Brand new on The Album is “The Nights,” which sees Rice acknowledge the difficulty of moving on, toggling between singing and speaking to emphasise his most vulnerable moments; “Bedroom,” a sultry midtempo ode to romance; and “If I Didn’t Have You,” a reflective track that recognises the way our loved ones push us to be the best versions of ourselves.
Fans will have the chance to hear the new music live as Chase joins Kane Brown on the NBA arena Blessed & Free Tour at the top of 2022. For a full list of dates and to purchase tickets, click HERE.