This probably isn't what you're expecting based on the title, so be sure to keep reading.
I feel like I'm at somewhat of a crossroads in my "career" (I still hate that word). When I first started CHASING STARS, it was intended to be a creative outlet for me, and it was. I just needed a way to release any creative energy I had built up. I was making beats, but that was never much of an outlet. It was something I enjoyed, but it wasn't something I had 100% creative control over, and I didn't really like that aspect of it. So, I decided I'd just create this entirely new artist. An alter-ego almost. I could have complete control over every aspect of my music and it's release, without having to worry what another artist was going to do once I handed over a beat.
I decided to go with CHASING STARS because I liked the name, and because it sort of distanced the whole thing from me a little bit. I was making the music, but I wasn't exactly taking 100% of the credit for it. People could critique CHASING STARS all they wanted, but I felt like they couldn't really critique me because I wasn't using my name. It was separate, and it worked.
My first two albums were so intensely about myself, that I almost felt like I needed that distance between me and CHASING STARS to avoid totally accepting things. Throwing yourself out there in that way is an extremely freeing, yet terrifying thing. The fact I had this sort of alias going made me feel a little better about it. The next two albums were just me letting my imagination run wild. I'm not saying they didn't mean anything, but in comparison to the first two, these hardly had anything to do with me as a person.
My next album is sort of a return to that first album. In fact, I was sort of calling it a sequel in the very early stages of production. After the last two albums that are awesome in their own ways, but didn't really reveal much about me as a person, I feel like I have more to say. The only difference is that now I'm ready to break down that wall between myself and CHASING STARS, whatever that means. I just don't see a reason to be using any sort of alias anymore.
CHASING STARS is dead, and my next album will be released as Spencer Tuckerman. I can't really say at this point that everything from here forward will be "Spencer Tuckerman", but for the foreseeable future, CHASING STARS is no more.
I'll announce more about the album in the next few weeks, including the title and cover, so be on the lookout for that. I'm really loving what I have so far. As usual, I'm way too excited for you guys to hear it. The couple people that have heard what I have so far have been really excited, and that's definitely a good thing.
That's all I got for now. Thanks for reading this far, and be sure to follow the Twitter and Tumblr to stay up-to-date on all this stuff.