6 Dogs’ Family & Team Share “Beach House,” the Lead Single and Music Video From the RONALD Album, Releasing March 12th
Unaltered From the Late Rapper’s Original Vision, the Upcoming Album Continues 6 Dogs’ Mission to Spread Positivity Amidst Darkness
Featuring an Appearance from RIZ LA VIE, “Beach House” Was Chase’s Favorite Song From the Project
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
Gone far too soon, Ronald Chase Amick made an enormous impact during his short time on Earth through his loving personality and the music he recorded as 6 Dogs. Today, 6 Dogs’ team shares “Beach House,” the lead single from the tragically departed artist’s upcoming album RONALD. Animated by a simple urge to see the ocean and breathe its salty air, “Beach House” was recorded while Chase was cooped up in his house during the pandemic–anathema to someone who got so much energy from spending time in nature. Wielding an understated flow over rubbery bass, thumping 808s, and hypnotic synth arpeggios, Chase and guest rapper RIZ LA VIE, a rising indie artist and a close friend of Chase’s, express their sincere desire to gather with their friends in a big house beside the sea. “Beach House” was Chase’s favorite song from the project.
Directed by Cody LaPlant, the music video for “Beach House” grants Chase’s wish, depositing the late artist and RIZ in a quaint beachside abode near the Atlantic. Using a pastel color palette to communicate Chase’s idyllic fantasy, the video has a celebratory and joyous vibe, the two friends enjoying each other’s company as they go on the hunt for mythical creatures. Though their beachside retreat is far from civilization, Chase and RIZ are not alone–they’re stalked by a mysterious figure wearing a suit and a ski mask. He seems menacing at first, but by the end of the video, it’s clear that he’s simply searching for a friend. “Beach House” is the second release from the upcoming RONALD project, following last week’s “Starfire (Teen Titans).“
Originally titled Wavebuilder’s Club, Chase changed the title of the upcoming posthumous project to RONALD before he passed, hoping to signify a new beginning for the 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 shortly before he passed away on January 26th.
Created in collaboration with executive producer and engineer Daniel Hartzog, RONALD transports Chase’s conversational melodies into a sparkling, atmospheric sonic realm. Almost entirely free from explicit lyrics, the album benefits from Chase’s innate instincts for hooks and his lyricism, which is alternately playful and profound. Chase hoped that RONALD would help his fans counter their negative thoughts with positive energy–to embrace their feelings, instead of succumbing to them, and to come out the other side happier.
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. Featuring guest appearances from Chase’s close friends RIZ LA VIE and Tahj Keeton, RONALD arrives on March 12th.
In November of 2020, 6 Dogs and executive producer Daniel Hartzog sat down at the Airwaves Atlanta house to talk about the creative process behind RONALD. Watch the full conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EEvNObIV7og
Watch “Beach House” ft. RIZ LA VIE: https://youtu.be/nZCm5OAn5AU
Buy/Stream “Beach House” ft. RIZ LA VIE: http://fanlink.to/beach_house
Buy/Stream “Starfire (Teen Titans)”: https://fanlink.to/starfire
A Statement From Chase’s Family & Team:
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