Chase Rice debuted a new song “Bench Seat” this weekend, about a man’s battle with mental health and how his dog ultimately saves him. The song is actually written from the dogs perspective, but the song was written to convey a serious message, according to Rice.
Rice says initially didn’t want to write about this topic because it seemed cliche, but the real story from his friend who had been in a dark place convinced him it was a story he wanted to tell. Rice says his friend was struggling with mental health and addiction, and what convinced him to move forward was that “his dog came and laid his head on his lap, and that connection saved him”
Rice released a music video in addition to his new song, almost 8 minutes long to convey a full story, which follows Rice’s own struggles and the bond he forms with his dog. ultimately showing that there is hope for a happy ending if people are able to get the help they need. The song is a part of his album “I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell” which comes out February 10th.
Source: Country Now