Chad Price – “I Live Alone”


Exuding smooth vocals and eclectic production, ranging from atmospheric soul to twinkling key-laden pop, “I Live Alone” is a new track from Canadian artist Chad Price. The haunting, delicate intro expands with crisp qualities around 01:30, the added rhythm section driving to a soaring vocal emotion into the soulful “I live alone,” refrain. The “not your job to make them fall,” bridge emits a captivating aesthetic with parts soul, rock, and R&B, the string-laden undercurrent in the track’s conclusion providing a final showing of the track’s consuming, eclectic production, full of passion. “I Live Alone” is a stirring success from Chad Price.

Price elaborates more on the song below:

“This is not a song about physically living by yourself. It’s deeper than that. It’s about constantly taking on the world as if you were a one-person army. It’s about the slow erosion and numbing of your own ability and desire to connect with others over time, even when people who love you are all around you or knocking at your doorstep. It’s about developing an instinct to withdraw, isolate, build walls, retreat to safety, and shield yourself from the world…while at the same time shield the world from you. But ultimately, in the end, it’s about recognizing that you cannot and should not live a life like that. It’s unsustainable. So…burn it down and feel something again…feel anything.”

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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