Beyond the View is taken from 19-year-old singer-songwriter Chance Peña's debut offering 'anxiety & mixed emotions,' out now (BMI). Chance wrote & produced the entire EP himself, which adds a stylistic primacy to the evolution of this collection of songs - from the elements of chamber pop, and the precise subtlety of the vocal harmony, to the clean electric guitar tones, the sounds here might remind you of Jeff Buckley coupled with the plaintive lyricism of William Fitzsimmons.
Chance took a risk, and uprooted himself from Texas to Los Angeles, initially struggling to maintain relationships across the country, and to find the balance between ambition and self-care. The results of this personal sacrifice are clear: Chance Peña distills the uncertainty of self-discovery into an authentic vulnerability and the power of raw truth-telling.
This song is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.