Independent singer-songwriter and one-man-band Chase Tremaine prepares to release his sophomore album, Development & Compromise, this January, less than a year after the release of his acclaimed debut Unfall. Building upon the emo-pop stylings of its predecessor, Tremaine’s new album includes prog, punk, pop, and jazz influences across its twelve tracks, which Tremaine wrote and performed single- handedly.
The album was recorded in the span of one week at the Hilson Studio in Antioch, Tennessee, making for a raw rock-oriented set, which producer/engineer Sean Power believes might be the fastest he’s ever helmed a full-length album through out his decade-plus of full- time production work.
“The whole process was magical, ”Tremaine describes. “I went into the studio knowing I had five days but not knowing how many songs we’d actually put to tape."
Thankfully, he and Power, who have years of experience working together on other projects, gelled perfectly.
“I’d accepted the possibility that I might only be making an EP. But after recording the drums for eleven songs on the first day, my attitude shifted. The sessions never felt rushed, and after a few days, I realized that this time- crunched experiment was transforming into my second album."