EDM DJ/Producer Chase Emery Davis was born in New York and raised in Paris.
His new edm song ‘Live Forever’ starts with a catchy saxophone and flute lead melody. The song then builds up to a nice drop that makes you want to dance and move. This snappy melody makes you want to keep listening over, and over again clicking replay.
Chase is a classically trained baritone and jazz crossover vocalist with a 3 octave range, and can also sing in 10 different languages.
This young EDM artist brings 10 years of acting, performance, and songwriting. He also has a degree in Sonic Arts Composition and Music Production for edm.
EDM Ranks got a chance to quiz this upcoming EDM artist on how he created ‘Live Forever’ and more, check it out below.
Chase Emery Davis Interview [EXCLUSIVE]
Tell us about ‘Live Forever’. How did you come up with this idea for this song?
I woke up one morning with a melody in mind for the words “Now, in the now want to live forever”. It was rhythmically interesting, so I laid down chords that I thought suited the melody. After that the chorus came as a logical transition from that melody. The groove of the chorus, rather than purely being dance worthy, gave me an unexpected feeling of nostalgia and hope. For whatever reason, the entire ethos of the song spoke to me on an emotional level, as if it had created itself, and I was listening to it for the first time. This especially occurs after the chorus when there is an instrumental breakdown in which the voice can be heard clearly over a resounding kick drum and cymbal, and builds into the final chorus.
What Inspired you to make this?
It’s really funny story. I was actually dreaming about being a student at Hogwarts the night before I came up with the song. I had re-seen the first Harry Potter movie the previous evening, and while I was dreaming I must have thought of the Philosophers Stone, which allows a person to Live Forever. I grew up with Harry Potter as a child, and it was a huge source of comfort for me as I went through a very tough time at school in France. On an emotional level this is perhaps why this song evoked such a sense of nostalgia in me.
How did you begin producing electronic dance music?
I came to Dance music from a Classical music and Musical Theatre background. I first discovered digital music production when I was sixteen. I wrote these insane piano compositions that sounded like Bach on Speed. I then started composing film music, then rock, then rap, latin and so on. Over the years I explored various genres of popular music but it was not till recently that I took a serious interest in Electronic music. I just completed my masters degree at the University of York. The skills I acquired allowed me to explore electronic composition in an entirely new way. I continue to write and produce the other genres of music to which I have added Jazz even though I am very focused on EDM.
Do you have a favorite VST plugin or instrument to use?
I use as wide a pallet as possible like Omnisphere by Spectrasonics to the complete Arturia pack. I like layering drums, which is why I combine drum machines such as Battery 4 by Native Instruments along side really fantastic drum samples I have picked up over the years. I find processing plays as much of an important part as the instrument itself in any production. Some of my favourite processing tools come from Waves, and I even occasionally use some of Logic Pro’s own plugins. Logic is definitely my go to DAW for any type of production.
What can we expect from you next year?
You can definitely expect to see me in various cultural settings as language is one of my great passions, and I have made it a goal of mine to use electronic music to explore various languages, and artists from different countries. The world of EDM is quite anglo centric and I think it might be interesting to try to bring something a little different into a main stream context. I am also just about to start performing in London as a jazz vocalist so you may see me at Ronnie Scotts.