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Looking to the sky is all some can do – but not for Chad Sugg. This all-American has turned his dream-like world into a reality filled with hope and happiness. By the age of 18, Sugg knew that there was more to life than dorm rooms and frat parties. When a simple side project that once passed the time between classes began to evolve into an incomparable passion, Sugg said goodbye to the textbooks and hit the road under a new alias: Backseat Goodbye.Read More...
Sugg has come a long way from the being the little boy growing up in Tennessee that was once intrigued and inspired by the sheet music hidden in his aunt’s old piano bench. Always ready to accomplish a new challenge – Sugg began teaching himself how to play the piano at age 11. Soon after learning his first instrument, he found himself picking up an acoustic guitar and doing just the same. Now 23 years old, Sugg has gone on to master the drums, banjo, bass, and even the mandolin. The ever-evolving musician found his earliest musical creations channeling his biggest musical influence, Bright Eyes, and has since taken the emotionally sincere lyrical qualities of this inspiration and blended them with his own unique disposition of optimism and content.
In just five short years, the charismatic Sugg has used simplicity, sincerity, and smiles to gain the approval of the music world. In his short career, Sugg has already pumped out six EPs (many of them featuring a “full length” amount of songs), five annual holiday EPs, and one LP, Dressed Up Like Dreams. The non-stop production of music, touring, and self-promotion has certainly started to pay off - With over 500,000 song downloads on PureVolume, nearly 100,000 singles sold, and thousands of albums sold, it comes as no surprise that Backseat Goodbye has already found a place in the iTunes Folk Top 100 Album and Singles charts - multiple times, and has landed himself coveted sets at SXSW and CMJ, as well as a being a featured band in Alternative Press Magazine’s AP&R section.
Reminiscent of the high spirited vocals and positivism of The Rocket Summer and the polished, upbeat musicality of Eric Hutchinson, Backseat Goodbye has created a blend all his own, that immediately embraces the hearts, imaginations – and hope, of listeners around the world.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- LyricsI like Saturdays and the rocket summer
Blue skies and the morning's air
Oh oh, oh oh
I like you, you like me
There's something wrong with this picture
- LyricsHey, I think you're cute
Would you like to be my new best friend?
We can talk for hours or just lay in bed
You're just the kind of kid I could grow old with
So won't you walk with me to the park up the road?
- LyricsOne, two, three, four
You told me 32 ways to make you smile
I did 31 within the first hour
You stood amazed in your delighted shoes
Bewildered but willing, didn't know what to do
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- Summer Drive Song - 24,228 plays
- My Favorite Color - 20,146 plays
- Play Three Again - 22,017 plays
- Dressed Up Like Dreams - 17,050 plays
- Envy The Living - 16,483 plays