Artist Feature: Chayse Porter

Planetary Group took some time to get to know Chayse Porter, whose new record ‘Chay’s Palace’ is out now.

Planetary Group: Tell us about your latest release. How did you come to create it?

Chayse: I think, like most creative pursuits of mine, it begins a little bit aimless; it feels like I’m sort of stumbling down a dark hallway searching for the light switch. And as I continued to write for the album (Chay’s Palace), it started to make a little bit more sense and revealed itself to me.


PG: Share a bit about your musical journey, from when you first started making music until now.

Chayse: I grew up listening to a lot of punk and garage and kind of grungy, weird stuff. So I had this obsession of taking pop structures and just bending them into something strange. I guess I never really grew out of that. 


PG: Let’s talk about the music that you love. Pick one album for each category below & tell us a bit about it!

  1. An album you grew up listening to:

Chayse: I would say the album I’ve been listening to the longest is The Cars’ self-titled record. I just think it’s wall-to-wall perfect – the craftsmanship and production of that record is just amazing. I think if The Cars had started that band today, it would still be way ahead of its time.

  1. An album that inspires you as an artist (I’m sure there are many, but pick one of your choosing):

Chayse: One of my main influences today is Burt Bacharach, specifically the album Reach Out. I think he’s an incredible composer, and he just transports me to another time and place; I think that’s really hard to do with music, and I think he does an incredible job. The orchestration and arrangement on Reach Out are top tier. I think it’s some of his best work. 

  1. The album you currently have on repeat:

Chayse: Leisure World from Diners. Tyler [Blue Broderick] is just an incredible songwriter and he’s always inspiring me to be more creative with my music. 


PG: What do you want people to take away from your music?

Chayse: I don’t know, just have fun. Enjoy the small moments between all the bigger moments.

What’s next up for you?

Chayse: I’m currently writing a new record. I’m about halfway through and when I tie up some things with that, I’ll go into the studio and start recording. I’m hoping to get in the studio by June.

I hope you enjoy the new record Chay’s Palace. Hopefully I can play some music for y’all soon!

Thanks to Chayse for speaking with us! Listen to the audio for “Nobody Wants You (More Than Me)” below.