6 Dogs’ Team & Family Share “Starfire (Teen Titans),” the First Song From His New Album RONALD, Coming March 12th
Unaltered From His Original Vision, the Upcoming Album Continues the Late Rapper’s Mission to Spread Positivity Amidst Darkness
Critical Praise for 6 Dogs:
“He’s been rightly hailed as hugely influential by peers and fans worldwide” – NME
“6 dogs is the new hook god” – The FADER
“6 Dogs has been an enigma since he burst onto the SoundCloud scene early this. At first, his voice was puzzling, as new an experience as hearing Lil Yachty for the first time, but as take the quick dive into his still-tiny catalogue, everything starts to click. His song ‘Faygo Dreams’—produced by Pretty Pacc—has been inescapable on SoundCloud, propelling him to plays at Travis Scott shows” – Complex
Ronald Chase Amick, the performer known as 6 Dogs, tragically passed away in January, leaving behind a deep catalog of uniquely personal, nostalgic, and uplifting songs and a finished album, originally scheduled to be released today, February 26th. The album originally had the title Wavebuilder’s Club, but shortly before he passed, the artist chose to change the name of the project to RONALD, signifying a new beginning for the young singer-rapper. Recorded and distributed completely independently (Chase owned his own masters), the album matches Chase’s original vision to a tee, and it remains unaltered since he finished the album and turned it into DSPs in January.
Created in collaboration with executive producer and engineer Daniel Hartzog, RONALD transports Chase’s lilting melodies into a sparkling, atmospheric sonic realm. Almost entirely free from explicit lyrics, RONALD was created with the masses in mind. Chase hoped that the album would help his fans confront their demons with positivity–to embrace their feelings, instead of succumbing to them, and to come out the other side happier. The album benefits from Chase’s innate instincts for hooks and his lyricism, which is alternately playful and profound. Featuring guest appearances from close friends Riz La Vie and Tahj Keeton, RONALD arrives on March 12th.
“We hope that this album will help you find love where there was fear, to find hope where there was emptiness, and to find light where there was darkness,” wrote Chase’s family in a statement.
Today, the family shares “Starfire (Teen Titans),” the first glimpse of the upcoming album. Named after the eponymous character from the Cartoon Network show Teen Titans, who could translate sun and starlight into pure energy, “Starfire” is a perfect metaphor for 6 Dogs’ creative process, where he would draw energy from everyday life and figure out how to apply the lessons learned and emotions felt to his art. Combining astral synth squiggles with ringing guitars and thumping 808s, “Starfire” is an excellent showcase of 6 Dogs’ skill with conversational melody, as he reflects on how his flossy lifestyle doesn’t make him less lonely: “Creeping on the freeway all black Escalade/I was on the road now I’m all alone/Looking at space means I’m all alone/Tears all on my phone.”
A monument to the artist’s influence and singular point-of-view, the forthcoming RONALD album doesn’t wallow in tragedy or despair, but lights a path forward for those dealing with internal strife. Stay tuned for more music and information.
Buy/Stream “Starfire (Teen Titans)”: https://fanlink.to/starfire
A Statement From Chase’s Family & Team:
Please contact Michelle or Kerry for more information.
Ronald Chase Amick’s core belief was that the world was inherently good and beautiful. He wanted to change the world for the better, to showcase the light that’s present in all of us. He used his music and art as a vehicle to help people who he thought needed it, who faced the same battles that he did. On January 26th, 2021, Chase passed away. He left behind a uniquely impactful legacy of nostalgia and joy.
His upcoming independent album is entitled RONALD, which is his real first name. He went by his middle name, and his friends and his fans knew him as Chase. Chase specifically designed the album to be a comeback project representing a new direction, rebirth, evolution, and hope for a bright future, while showing the world he was just getting started. Executive produced by Daniel Hartzog at the Airwaves Atlanta studio in Atlanta, the project is meant to, in his words, let people feel their sadness, sit with it, and then embrace happiness and the inherent beauty of life. Triumphantly sober for many years, 6 Dogs proudly created the album to be widely accessible and to provide the best positive vibes possible, which is why the album’s lyrics are clean, sans for one gust verse on one song. He worked with his team for close to 7 months, going through a name change (originally titled Wavebuilder’s Club) and myriad iterations of the tracklist, before settling on the final form of the album which he delivered for distribution before his passing.. The album is, in its entirety, unaltered from Chase’s original vision.
“Starfire (Teen Titans)”: https://fanlink.to/starfire