Sometimes things have a way of falling into place. Maybe it's fate, maybe there's something in the stars, maybe it's an act of God, but how ever you choose to describe it, Chasing The Light's rise seems to be guided by a powerful and intentional hand. Since the band's formation in late 2013, they've played over 100 shows, performed to crowds as large as 20,000, and have become one of the fastest rising Christian rock bands in the East.
Based out of Augusta, Maine, Chasing The Light is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Abraham Stephens, keyboard/synth player Jonathan Stephens, bassist Nathaniel DeLeon, and drummer Aaron O'Neil. After meeting at youth camps and other church related events, the group began performing around New England and Eastern Canada, testing the waters for their debut material that eventually became their self titled EP.
Cut from the cloth of bands like Switchfoot, Phoenix, The Killers, Coldplay, and Mat Kearney, the group's debut release deeply resonated among Christian rock fans, earning them frequent airplay on multiple radio stations in the Northeast for their tracks "Free" and "All The Way." The EP struck such a chord that they ended up playing 56 shows in their first year, including performances with prominent acts like Remedy Drive, Finding Favor, and a main stage appearance at East to West Festival. They've also played other high profile festivals such as Soulfest, Connect Festival, and North American Youth Congress.
Winners of the 2014 Northern Star talent search, Chasing The Light are poised to release a new five track EP in 2017. Produced, recorded, and mixed at the world class Halo Studios with Jonathan Wyman and Darren Elder. CTL's upcoming release showcases their signature alt-rock sound -- one laced with pop flair and unforgettable melodies. Even in the midst of all the buzz and their seemingly quick rise to legitimate status, the band's focus appears outward. When asked of their objective for the upcoming material, the band responded: "We just want to give people hope."