Q: Hi Chad, how have you been?
A: I've been well, thanks for asking.
Q: You just released your new album, Kaleidoscope. Congratulations! Where does the title come from? And how does it represent the album?
A: My good friends at Pilot Studios here in Boston did the artwork for the album, and they also came up with the title. I thought I was going to name the album “I’ll Leave You With This,” but during one of our initial viewings of cover art concepts, one of the designs had the title Kaleidoscope on it, which stuck out for me. When we discussed the title they said they thought the album and its songs took on different meanings depending on where you are at in life when you viewed it (similar to viewing the colored glass in a kaleidoscope). I loved the concept and so we kept it.
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Q: Hey Chad, how have you been?
A: I've been busy... but I'm doing well. Trying to enjoy life as often and as much as possible... you?
Q: First of all, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
A: I’m short. I’m a Scorpio. I grew up listening and loving music… and I still do. I have a great family and the best friends I could ask for… As of right now, I’m located just north of Boston. I think that’s about it…
oh, and I play music too…
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For those of you who frequent Inner Ear Media it should come as no surprise that I regard Chad Perrone as an iconic example of what a singer-songwriter (regardless of genre) should encompass. From his solo debut “Used To Dream” through “Wake” and “Release” he’s always been able to make his songs resonate with me on an emotional level in a way that knows few equals. Perrone’s ability to reach across space and time with his words and powerful vocals is a force to reckon with. Now that the year 2014 comes to a close, he brings us “Kaleidoscope”. A bold, new record that may speak even louder than before. The new album is the most personal record Perrone has delivered to date. As he explained in his latest interview with Inner Ear Media, Perrone doesn’t necessarily wants to pour out his heart but it’s the only way it feels right for him. And this is exactly why I hold Chad Perrone in such high regard. Because everything he lays on us in his songs is real and genuine. He allows us to feel with him. Whether you take on the original interpretation of the songs or one you reflect on your own situation, the emotion within it strikes a chord with you because it was penned and performed from the heart and soul of someone who felt it himself.
On “Kaleidoscope” this is more true than ever. The nature of the music is still the singer-songwriter that writes pop tunes with an edge. But if you are familiar with Chad Perrone’s catalogue you will hear things you haven’t yet heard him do before. The pain and hopelessness that infuses some of the songs is tangible, the usage of beats, drum loops, synths enriches the bare essence of the songs and stories on the album. Sonically, this is a whole new Chad Perrone and because it was done with purpose, you will find that it only enhances his natural talent and doesn’t distract from it as is so often the case with other records.
Chad has agreed to check in with Inner Ear Media every so often to share some of his insights or give you a little taste of what he's working on. Check back regularly to see what he wants to share with you!