Chancius - A Piece of You Wherever I Go

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A Piece of You Wherever I Go is the first single off of the album Bando by Chancius.

The second, groundbreaking release from Brooklyn based musician Chancius, Bando is an alternative rock concept album with a sci-fi twist. Envisioned as an alternative rock opera, the album tells the story of Bando, a young man afflicted with a life-threatening disease. In an attempt to save himself, he volunteers for an untested procedure to meld his consciousness with cutting edge technology. As his story unfolds, the ramifications of blending humanity with machinery are brought to life in sound. 

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Dreampop project Chancius debuted a new video for lead single "A Piece of You Wherever I Go" off his upcoming album Bando. The touching video quickly moves between multiple timelines, highlighting the difficulty of caring for a sick loved one. The expressive face of the video's star moves you through pain, love, happiness and loss as the song progresses.

A veteran of the New York music scene, Chancius honed his live performance skills playing to crowds in the New York City subway system where he first started selling homemade demos. Fans of his music began to recognize him on the street as the subway musician with the striking vocals and memorable song lyrics. It was at this point that Chancius lent his vocals and song writing skills to the electro-rock outfit Automatic Duo. During his tenure as front man, Chancius toured towns and cities up and down the east coast.

His upcoming album Bando (available September 23rd) tells a tale of self-discovery and the meaning of being human in the 21st century. Throughout the album, the echoing influences of David Bowie, The Killers and Flaming Lips can be heard weaved into Chancius' original songs. The single “A Piece of You Wherever I Go” is a catchy upbeat tune filled with dreamy guitar harmonies alongside mid-century battle styled drumming patterns. The track's lighthearted lyrics call to mind the everyday things that we tend to take for granted.

Bando is an alternative rock concept album (a sci-fi opera if you will) centered around a character who in the process of cheating death, discovers what it means to survive beyond. The album's examination of what humanity means allowed Chancius to step out of his comfort zone when it came to writing and recording all the material. Instead of solely relying on his guitar to bring his songs to life, he decided to bring in his guitar as an accent piece after he had laid down multiple instrumental parts. “I wanted there to be some kind of continuity," says Chancius, “which meant looking at the story that I wanted to tell as a whole and then deciding what pieces needed to be fleshed out and in what order did they work the best in”.

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2014  10s  Chancius  Pop

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