Chase Martin Reveals Why Her New Single, 'Levi Denim,' Is Really About Confidence and Fun
Chase Martin is a country powerhouse, and we think people are about to be obsessed with her debut single, "Levi Denim."
The new track just dropped today, but we can't tell you how many times we've already listened to it. You can listen HERE! It's an instant classic, which is exactly why we had to go straight to the source to find out what went into making the driving country track so good. Keep reading to hear the new song, and to find out exactly what it means to Chase Martin.
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Sweety High: What inspired you to record "Levi Denim," and why is it meaningful to you?
Chase Martin: "Levi Denim" is such a fun, sassy song. I just love seeing women feeling confident, empowered and fun all at the same time, and I feel like this song makes you feel just that.
SH: Would you say that jeans are the item of clothing that makes you feel more confident and empowered?
CM: Absolutely! I've always been a denim girl. Denim has become such a huge staple piece for everyone. They're real life. Whether I'm dressin' to the nines or just being low key, I throw on my denim and I'm comfortable and confident for the day. Win-win, if you ask me.
SH: Do you have any favorite moments or memories from filming the music video? How do you think it captures the feeling and meaning of the song?
CM: Being that we recorded this music video during the pandemic, it was a little different than a typical video shoot, so that is something that will always stick out to me. We actually had part of the crew off-site on a Zoom call. Everyone had their masks on. We had a designated temperature taker and hand sanitizer-er. Is that a word now?
As far as how the video captures the true essence of the song, I think being that it's only me in the video due to the pandemic, the video is truly all about wearing your Levi denim, having a good time and feeling like a total baller in them.
SH: How has the pandemic changed the way you make music, if at all? Has it been a challenge?
CM: It's absolutely been a challenge. In Nashville, we do a lot of co-writing sessions where a few writers will get in the same room with different writers almost every single day and write a song or two together. When the pandemic hit, a lot of those sessions started happening via Zoom, and it's much harder to get creative and a feel for who you're writing with over video chat, with the lag time and when you're not sure if you're talking over someone else. Definitely a weird time!
SH: Are there any artists that are particularly inspiring you during these unusual times?
CM: Boy, freaking Luke Combs was killing it before the pandemic and never stopped. I mean, every time I hear one of his songs, I'm totally blown away, and the song he wrote about the pandemic wasn't any different. He never skipped a beat. As far as throwing it back to one of my all-time faves, there is nothing in this world that Whitney Houston couldn't get me through.
SH: What do you do to differentiate yourself from the other artists out there?
CM: I'm really just being Chase. I think it really comes out if you're trying to be somebody that you're not, so I just try to be authentically me. One thing I've found in life is it's a whooolee heck of a lot easier to be me than try to be somebody else.
SH: Is there anything else you'd like your fans to know?
CM: Funny enough, I really don't think of them as my fans—I really think of them as my truest friends. Through the years, I've gotten to know them so well through social media. I know their family members, their pets, what's going on in their life, the good and the bad. So I guess that's all I want them to know honestly—how much I really appreciate my friends. I couldn't have gotten this far without them, that's for sure. I owe them everything. And I'm so looking forward to meeting a whole bunch of new friends.
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