Chasing Ella is currently a solo project by Jason Wozniak. My first listen gave me some serious retro pop-punk vibes. Elements of the 80’s are woven into the music and gives it a very cool sound. I had the chance to chat with Jason in an interview below!
Q: How and when did you get into music?
A: I got into music at a very early age. My parents signed me up for piano lessons when I was just 6 years old. I remember fighting them every time I had to go to a lesson, but that time served as a foundation for everything I would do musically in the future, so I am so thankful they made me stick with it! I got into my first band in middle school with some buddies as the vocalist. I didn’t start playing guitar until my freshman year of high school, and it was around that time that I started writing music and getting into the production side of things.
Q: What are your influences?
A: I’m really into 80s stuff like Toto, Tears For Fears and YES. Some more contemporary influences are Relient K, Bleachers, and Young The Giant.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about performing?
A: My favorite thing about performing is feeling the give and take with the audience. Some of my greatest memories are attending shows where I felt like the band on stage was singing a song written for me. There’s nothing like that. My goal on stage is to always be aware of the vibe of the room, and to run with that to create an unforgettable night.
Q: What’s next for Chasing Ella?
A: We have a single called Jet Lag dropping on January 26th (I think it should be out at the time this is released). There are more new songs around the corner, so stay tuned!
I would like to thank Jason for so graciously answering my questions and sending me a pre-released version of his new single, Jet Lag! I came across Chasing Ella on Instagram and starting listening. I dig his sound, so I reached out to him for a chat. Jet Lag is very reminiscent of bands like The Cure and Bright Eyes to my ears. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Listen to Jet Lag on YouTube: