Rich Chambers imparts some crucial life lessons in his latest single High School Can’t Last Forever — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
The fourth preview of the Vancouver singer-guitarist’s upcoming album Songs From The Garage, High School Can’t Last Forever is a nostalgic rock ’n’ roll track that explores the innocence of youth at that time in our lives where anything is possible.
“I wrote this song looking to merge the sounds and vibes of Green Day and Buddy Holly,” says Chambers. “The song is about innocence, both lost and gained, and how past reflections often determine our paths forward; hence, why I chose to merge the sound of two different rock vibes — one from the past and one from the present. Essentially, this is a three-minute, fast paced, rock soundtrack for all of us to consider how we each define innocence.”
Taking his inspiration from classic guitar, pop, and country rock from the ’50s right through to the ’80s, Chambers puts a modern spin on his music to create songs that are comfortingly familiar, yet also freshly new. Born and raised in Vancouver, Chambers has been playing guitar, singing, and writing songs since his early teens. With a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in humanities, Chambers is not your average recording artist. There is a cerebral element to a lot of his music as he often dives into the essence of the human condition — but not always. Chambers himself will admit that sometimes music is just about having fun.