Chasing Days

You can hear the song here.

It’s working title was “86 Metal”. When I started writing the riffs it felt like I was listening to music from that year, like the “Peace Sells” album from Megadeth or “Master Of Puppets” from Metallica and the “Bark At The Moon” album from Ozzy, which was released a few years before 1986.

The first musical draft was created on 6 October 2021 and I kept updating it all the way to 18 November 2021. And I bounced it to an mp3 and left it, listening to it from time to time. I re-picked it up on 26 January 2022 and just kept on working it until it was released.

Mixing the song proved challenging for some reason. I had new Waves PlugIns and I was playing around with em and removing em and adding others. And I kept messing it up. And I kept trying to fix my messes.

Lyrically the story of the song goes back to 20 May 2011 and the title “All Of My Life”. And that lyric sheet just sat around in a folder. Gathering dust.

In another journal and many years later, I wrote lyrics for a song title called “Chasing A Better Place” on 31 May 2016.

On 14 December 2022, these two lyrical ideas collided and became “Chasing Days”.

It wasn’t my intention to keep that title but after trying out out different titles like “Passing Through”, “Rising Tide”, “Leaving Town” and “Killing Time” amongst others, I just kept reverting back to “Chasing Days”.

Crank it.