Chayce Beckham Dedicates ‘Til the Day I Die’ to Late Friend

Chayce Beckham Til the Day I Die

Season 19 winner Chayce Beckham drops personal “Til the Day I Die” Watch his performance on American Idol May 1

Chayce Beckham heads out on the road beginning May 13 in Morehead City in North Carolina. But in the meantime, the American Idol 2021 winner has just released a new song, the deeply personal “Til the Day I Die.”

According to the singer’s Instagram stories, he will debut the live version of the song on American Idol, Monday May 1 on ABC at 8 pm ET/5 PT on ABC.

The singer-songwriter dedicated the new track, co written with Andy Albert, Jordan Minton and Mark Trussell to his late friend, Lance.

“Sometimes songs take on a life of their own, without you trying,” Chayce wrote in a comment alongside a video sharing what the song means to him. “That’s what happened with Till The Day I Die and I’m so excited to share it with y’all.”

“Initially when we wrote the song it was just a song about hanging on to that little bit of rebel inside of you,” Chayce shares in the video clip. “I love the song and I felt like it represented a lot of black sheep of families…or to people who maybe felt like outcasts.”

Sadly, shortly after Chayce wrote the song, he received tragic news. “I got a call from one of my friend’s sisters saying that one of my buddies passed away in an accident in Texas.” The singer continued, “It was hard for a couple of weeks.”

“I felt like my buddy…his energy was there with us”

When Chayce went back out onto the road, he added the song to his set. “It was an emotional time,” he says, “And every time I played the song…I felt like my buddy…his energy was there with us. And that was just a really cool feeling, like riding in the truck and it feels like he’s sitting right next to you.”

Along the way, fans in the audience embraced the song. “It’s kind of become this anthemic thing at our shows where the whole crowd sings along to it. You don’t really have to ask them to.”

Chayce hopes that the song resonates with people who might need it. “It’s a super meaningful song to me and I think that it can connect to a lot of people. I’m just hoping that whoever needs the song can listen to it and hopefully it will get them through a hard time like it did for me.”

“It’s a cool full circle moment to go from listening to other people’s music to heal myself and then watching your own music do it for you,” Chayce shares.

Check out Chayce’s tour schedule HERE. Concert dates run through October. He is set to play the CMA Music Festival on June 8.

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