The story of Just Chase fascinated me. It’s made up of pain, perseverance, intuition, and belief. When I got the opportunity to interview him, it was an exciting moment for me.
Read the full interview with Just Chase. We discuss everything from his story, to him as a person and an artist.
YA: Thanks for your time. It’s a pleasure being able to interview you. Congratulations on your success so far and the upcoming release of Killing Roses. To start things off, I’d like to focus on Just Chase the person. Talk about your experience growing up in Nova Scotia.
JC: Thank you. Growing up in Nova Scotia was beautiful. I lived around North Preston to be exact. I just remember it as a hectic time with it’s highs and it’s lows. Everything was wonderful until I hit those teenage years and shit just went left. My dad had me driving the 18-wheeler for 8 years trying to keep me busy, but at the same time as I was working with him I got heavily caught up in the street life. I was involved up until the time my best friend was shot and killed right in front of me. That was the moment I realized I had to turn my life around and I moved to Toronto.
YA: Anytime someone is moving, that’s a big decision and it affects people. What was the impact that moving to Toronto had on you personally, and artistically?
JC: It had a positive impact on me both personally and artistically because I had to adapt to a new environment. Just a change of scene, you know? I still stay close to my roots, but things just wouldn’t have been as they are had I stayed back home.
YA: Was there a particular moment that made you realize that music was your calling, or was it something that you knew all your life?
JC: Ever since I was 5 I knew I was going to be a superstar. That was the time I started coming around to the fact I could sing. You know, Michael Jackson was an inspiration for me. He’s my favourite artist ever. I used to sing his songs around the house all the time. I even had the classic glove and everything.
YA: If you had to describe yourself, how would you do that?
JC: I am a character of many and love to show my many voices through my music. I am a very unique person.