DT: OCTOBER 21, 2021



Brit Pop/Rock-influenced guitarist, singer and songwriter JACOB REESE THORNTON of JACOB & THE DAZEY CHAIN announces today’s release (October 21) of the fourth single and title track of the EP “The Sky Is All I Need To Get High” on indie label Gratuitous Noise. The new single was written by JACOB REESE THORNTON and as with many of his self-written songs, they’re inspired by his longtime musical influences (R.E.M., Oasis, Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac). “The Sky Is All I Need To Get High” was co-produced with Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses), who also played bass. All the vocals and guitars were performed by JACOB, with Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters) on B3 organ, and Jerry Roe (Legendary Shack Shakers) on drums. Jason Kingsland engineered and mixed the track with mastering by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road. The B-side “Sketches Of You” accompanies the single release.

LISTEN HERE to the single and the B-side available now on all streaming platforms.

Watch the YouTube visualizer video for the single HERE

"The Sky Is All I Need to Get High" (Official Lyric Video) - Jaob & the Dazey Chain

JACOB reveals the story behind the creation of “The Sky Is All I Need To Get High”:

“‘The Sky Is All I Need to Get High’ is the oldest track on the EP (released 9/20/21) and the only one I’ve yet to play live. I was in Las Vegas rehearsing for Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in early Sept 2019. I had about 30 minutes to kill in my hotel room and figured I’d try to write a song. The bathroom acoustics were so incredible that I literally just sat by the sink, queued up a voice memo and let it roll. Weeks later I was sifting through old voice recordings and rediscovered the riff. Lyrically, the song is about trusting your own instincts and not letting people dictate the path you take. That’s a common theme in a number of my songs. I knew it had to be the opening track because it pretty much sums up the theme of the EP within the first 10 seconds.”

JACOB shares why he decided to add the “Sketches Of You” B-side. “I love digging through a band’s catalog and stumbling upon a cool B-side or bonus track. It’s like striking gold. It also harkens back to a time when 45’s were the way people bought music. Some DJ’s would flip the 45 and the B-side, THAT became the hit!  I want to keep that tradition going.  “SKETCHES OF YOU” is a song I wrote back in 2018 and released under my own name.  The song is sort of a collage of my musical influences and South Florida upbringing.  I was listening to a lot of Santana and Lindsey Buckingham at that time, and it shows.”

Poster Design: Kim Madden Designs

Three singles were released from the EP leading up to the new single “The Sky Is All I Need To Get High”: “Traces” (this past January), “The Kids” (May) and “Swan Dive” (July). JACOB AND THE DAZEY CHAIN is a three-time winner in Classic Rock Magazine’s “New Tracks of the Week” readers’ poll. JACOB & THE DAZEY CHAIN’s debut EP entered Amazon’s Top 25 best-selling, new alternative rock releases. The lead single “Traces” entered the top 20 Play MPE downloads across all AAA/Rock specialty stations and Top 10 (#9) streaming charts and receives regular play on Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM with Los Angeles DJ Rodney Bingenheimer.

A LIMITED EDITION VINYL of the EP w/Bonus Tracks is available here

JACOB has performed by invitation at Eric Clapton’s 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival and played on stage with Bruce Kulick (Kiss & Grand Funk Railroad) and Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz (from Slash & The Conspirators). He has also collaborated and performed with bass legend Tony Franklin (The Firm, Jimmy Page & Paul Rodgers) (watch here).

“Jacob & The Dazey Chain represent Tasteful, Artistic Nostalgia. Young taste-maker Jacob Thornton, the talented and prolific rockstar-on-the rise who has one hand reaching toward the 2020’s and the other holding on tightly to the 1970’s.”
~The Aquarian Weekly, September 13, 2021

“It’s a once in a generational thing… I don’t think we get enough of these ”
~Lori Majewski, SiriusXM Volume, May 3, 2019

“So so talented–I think we are going to be talking about this kid for years and years…”
~Larry Flick, SiriusXM Volume; former Senior Talent Editor, Billboard Magazine, May 3, 2019


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