Inland Empire's newest R&B artist Chase Aaron found his niche in music at the age of 8, where he began to play the drums, which led to more instruments including guitar, piano and of the most recent of his musical talents (believe it or not), singing. It wasn’t until his sophomore year of high school that Chase began to take singing serious and joined the RVHS Chamber Singers, singing classical music in different languages such as French, German, Italian and Spanish. By his senior year, he began to take a college level course in music theory. Becoming one of only 3 students at Rancho Verde High School to ever pass the Advanced Placement Music Theory exam, Chase went on to study recording arts at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. Unfortunately after a year of living in Orlando, unexpected events led to him dropping out and moving back to California, where he began work on his upcoming album XXI, which is a reflection of events leading up to its release on his birthday, December 12th.
The album will demonstrate Chase’s soulful vocals, complimenting his edgy arrangements. Smooth, catchy melodies work together with organic instruments, synths and heavy bass lines to create his signature sound. With influences from such talents as Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Ryan Leslie and much more, he has shaped his own sound and made it a challenge to place him in any specific genre. Integrating styles such as R&B/Soul, Jazz, Trap, Pop and Electronic would seem like an odd mix in any case. However, Chase has found a way to bring these styles together into one while introducing us to a darker side of what we’d classify as R&B. A side that implies that hard times and heartbreaks can be some of the best tools for creating something beautiful.
Abstract Creativity was founded by four high school students who shared a common goal of getting heard and gaining recognition for their ability and Chase was one of those individuals. "We all have our strong points and where one may be weak, another picks up and strengthens us in that area." says Chase. While certain circumstances called for him to "do his own thing", Chase still keeps the team in mind and in his plans of the future. "We all know what we want. We just all have a different way of going and getting it. I see it as amazing race where everybody wins regardless. If I make it my way, we all make it. If someone else in the team makes it first, we still all made it. It's just the way we are." he says. Abstract Creativity Entertainment (ACEFAM) is not to be mistaken for a record label as it is a group collective.
Chase is also a member and affiliate of other groups and organizations in the Southern California area. Since high school he had been a producer and member of the Gully Squad, a group/collective from the Inland Empire consisting of many artists and athletes predominately in the Moreno Valley area. Chase also has and continues to work with the Sly Squad, which is also a trio of "The coolest guys you'll ever meet", as put by Chase. Recently Chase has teamed up with the Scene Changers, a company also from the Inland Empire consisting of producers, artists and promoters. Chase also has featured and produced for JReal da Realest, a West Coast artist with major credits under his belt such as SchoolboyQ, ChinoXL, Omar Gooding, etc.. As time progresses, Chase only gets better. Did we mention, he's only 19?