Scared is a vulnerable and emotional anthem for ‘everybody feeling frustrated, worried or afraid’.
The song has already received an emotional response when performed live, with the inclusion of the relatable line ‘everybody gets a little bit scared’ broaching the importance of mental health and human connection during the pandemic.
Join Rob every Wednesday at 8 PM BST over on Facebook Live, for acoustic performances of original Chasing Deer releases, cover songs and more!
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On Saturday 24th August 2019 we played our biggest show to date at the O2 Institute, in our home city of Birmingham.
After over a thousand applicants, we were thrilled to go through the various regional heats with some amazing other acts, but we were even happier to WIN the competition!
THANK YOU so much for cheering us on at the show and for your messages of support from across the globe.
Chasing Deer is the energetic, pop/rock band, led by the powerful vocal of songwriter Rob Hodkinson.
Likened to Elton John, Rick Astley & Hozier, the band have racked up over 1,500 non-stop performances around the world, including The Royal Albert Hall, Houses Of Parliament, NME Awards, and singing in Swahili to President Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya.
Their pioneering approach to Sign Language accessibility in music has attracted the attention of UK national TV, newspapers and radio (Sky News, BBC 2 & London Live, The Metro, BBC World and BBC R2). The band devised and curated Sofar Sounds' first fully accessible show and were crowned 'Winners of the Soundwaves Music Competition 2019', from 1000 national competitors.
‘unstoppable’, written for Pride in London, was launched to 10,000 people in Trafalgar Square. It received huge support from BBC Radio London & BBC Introducing and was added to Spotify's 'Out Now' playlist.
The 2020 'Bad Decisions Tour' of the UK, Europe and LA, gained a nomination from The Association of Independent Music for ‘Best Live Act 2020’.
After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, singer Rob launched a weekly live stream, "Chasing Deer on demand", which airs every Wednesday 8 PM on Facebook. Rob has been busking on the streets of the UK for over 200 days, reuniting people with live music until normality resumes!
The latest single 'Scared is written "for everybody feeling frustrated, worried or afraid. We will get through this."
"Upbeat and catchy, with an infectious drum beat and optimistic lyrics" - NCNR Blog
"Leaves you wanting to listen again and again..." - Words For Music
"Earthy, honest lyrics and dreamy harmonies" - ContactUs Magazine
"Infectiously brilliant" - Rion Magazine
"Clever arrangements, riotously enjoyable hooks and sharply intelligent delivery..." - Music Crowns
"Hugely talented and genre-defiant, Chasing Deer's latest release is intriguing and rather special." - BritzNBeatz