Chad Price (from the album It Might Bleed Forever available on One Week Records)
Sadness can be beautiful. Painful like life, while invoking punch to the heart memories. It Might Bleed Forever, the latest record from Chad Price, is a mournful album waist-deep in heartache. It Might Bleed Forever, released on One Week Records, comes via Joey Capes label, recorded under the premise that you spend one week recording an album. Chad Price is a busy man, releasing a loud-rock album earlier this year with his band A Vulture Wake while continuing to play random shows with All and Drag the River. Melodically It Might Bleed Forever is laid back and stripped down, lyrically nodding to romantic ideals of individualism and emotion, putting an overflow of feeling as the bullseye of each track.
Cuts like “Slate,” with lyrics asking “is it too late, for this warm bed to be a clean slate” hit on a wrecked relationship, where ditching what happened yesterday are necessary for a tomorrow. The track “God” finds Price questioning why bad things happen to good people; “Where was god when we needed him most, he just turned his back on us and left us weak with a heart that barely beats.” It’s a song that dances around the idea of deism, wondering if there is a god that perhaps created it all and walked away letting things play out in whatever way they may. Similar to the work he’s done with Drag the River, it’s an album where subtle country-leaning melodies carry heavy emotion, while critical self-reflection runs high. For the singer in the songs or the person taking center stage within those songs, a heart is on the sleeve and a beer is ready for tears. (by Bryant Liggett)
Listen and buy the music of Chad Price from the One Week Records website