JACOB AND THE DAZEY CHAIN Announces Debut EP ‘The Sky Is All I Need To Get High’
JACOB AND THE DAZEY CHAIN, the Brit-pop/rock-influenced singer, songwriter, guitarist and recent Nashville transplant from South Florida, today releases his debut EP THE SKY IS ALL I NEED TO GET HIGH on indie label Gratuitous Noise.
All the songs on this six-song EP were written by JACOB REESE THORNTON and inspired by his longtime musical influences including R.E.M., Oasis, Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac; as a young teen, he admired their albums when they were played around the house. All the tracks on THE SKY IS ALL I NEED TO GET HIGH were arranged and produced by JACOB, with two of them, “Traces” and the title song “The Sky Is All I Need To Get High,” co-produced with Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) who also played bass. All the vocals and guitars were performed by JACOB, with Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters) on B3 organ. Drummers Jerry Roe (Legendary Shack Shakers) and Lee Levin (Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin, Barry Gibb) also appear on select tracks.
“The overall theme is about finding hope in moments of uncertainty, and taking chances,” says JACOB about the EP. “Most of the songs were written when I was 17. Everyone at that age understands how daunting the future seems. Especially when it sneaks up on you. While it might not have been a conscious effort, when I listen back on these songs, I’m hearing my own inner dialogue–all the universal emotions that come with trying to find your purpose and place in the world. I’m a true believer in the idea that everything put in front of you is there for a reason, and that you have to follow your signal and embrace the path that calls you. That’s a driving force behind many of my songs.”
JACOB’s guitar and vocal skills are not new to those who have seen him perform by invitation at Eric Clapton’s 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival. He has also played on stage with Bruce Kulick (Kiss & Grand Funk Railroad) and Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz (from Slash & The Conspirators).