Chase Matthew Struggles To Get Past Heartbreak In New Radio-Ready Anthem “The Way I Am”

“‘The Way I Am’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve released in a long time,” Matthew said in a press release.


Andrew Wendowski


Posted on February 3, 2023

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Chase Matthew; Photo Courtesy of Justin Mayotte

Chase Matthew released a brand-new single, “The Way I Am,” and it’s destined to be a hit! The fast-rising country star and 2023 Music Mayhem Artist To Watch released the new tune on Friday (Feb. 3).

Co-written by Chase Matthew alongside Hunter Phelps, Brock Berryhill, and Andy Albert, the radio-ready anthem finds the Nashville-area native crooning over an ex in the aftermath of a breakup.

“Breakups are never easy,” Matthew admitted. “I think we’ve all had those moments where you kind of lose yourself in a heartbreak — I know I have. When we wrote this one, we really wanted to explain that vulnerability because it’s just so relatable. ‘The Way I Am’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve released in a long time, and I’m so pumped for everyone to finally get to hear it.”


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Throughout the tune, Matthew sings about drowning his sorrows while struggling to get past heartbreak.

“I don’t like pointing fingers / but girl you’re the reason / that brown bottle keeps coming off the shelf / might be holding the shot glass / paying the bar tab / but this broken heart didn’t break itself / you say I ain’t the same guy you knew before / I don’t even know me no more,” Matthew sings on the track’s first verse before exploding into the tune’s anthemic chorus. 

“I’ve been off the deep end / staying off them main roads / ducking out of parties / if I ain’t a no show / I’ve been shooting 90 / in between them long necks / putting you behind me has got me in a train wreck / throw the blame around run my name down / right now I kinda hate me too / but I am the way I am because of you,” Matthew sings on the chorus. 

Listen to Chase Matthew’s new single “The Way I Am” below.

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“The Way I Am” follows Matthew’s viral hit “Love You Again,” which sparked the Black Dress Trend on TikTok and amassed millions of streams since its release in December of 2022. 

“That black dress got your boy seein’ red/ Slippin’ off your shoulders, pullin’ me into bed/ Make it last like it’s the last time/ Tonight, I’m gonna love you like I’m never gonna love you again/ Let the midnight go where it’s gonna go/ Let the candlelight shadows put on a show/ Talkin’ sunset, sunrise/ Tonight, I’m gonna love you like I’m never gonna love you again,” sings the Nashville-native in the sultry track.

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Chase Matthew Has Lots Of New Music On The Way

“The Way I Am,” “Love You Again” and “She Loves Jesus” are the first of many country bangers Chase Matthew is releasing this year.

The viral country hitmaker is currently working on a brand-new album and has teased several new songs on social media, including the fan-favorite tune, “Downtown,” and many others.


Hmm y’all still want this one? #downtown #chasematthew

♬ Downtown by Chase Matthew – Chase Matthew

Last year (2022) was a banner year for Chase Matthew, not only did he independently release his debut album, Born For This, but he also sold out his first headlining tour and scored his first-ever RIAA Gold-certified single with his viral hit, “County Line.”

Following the success of his debut project, Matthew announced his new partnership with Warner Music Nashville.

“There are a lot of things that are important to me as an artist. I want to be able to stay true to who I am and make music I know will resonate with my fans,” Matthew shared. “Ryan Upchurch gave me an opportunity that put me on the map. Looking forward, we wanted to maintain how we work but grow the team in order to build bigger. Warner Nashville understood our goals and provided the opportunity for a true partnership, allowing me to maintain my independence and creative control. I’m thrilled to be able to work with the Warner Nashville team and take this thing to a whole new level for the fans — all while keeping God’s plan first!”

This past year has, undoubtedly, has set Matthew up to be one of the hottest rising country artists for 2023.

Additionally, Chase Matthew recently kicked off his 18-date headlining Love You Again Tour on January 27 at Sadler Ranch in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The trek continues through April 22, where the Love You Again Tour will wrap up at the Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH. 

Matthew is also simultaneously embarking on a co-headlining tour with Kidd G.

In addition to his headlining tour and co-headlining tour with Kidd G, Chase Matthew will also perform at several upcoming festivals, including Tailgate N’ Tallboys Iowa, Tailgate N’ Tallboys Bloomington, Country Concert in Ohio, Country Thunder Saskatchewan, Country Thunder Wisconsin, Chords in the Corn and more. 

For additional information on Chase Matthew and a full list of his upcoming tour dates, visit his official website HERE.


9 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX*
10 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK*
11 – The Studio at The Factory – Dallas, TX*
16 – Mulcahy’s – Wantagh, NY*
17 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA*
19 – Osceola County Fair – Kissimmee, FL
23 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
24 – Peaches – Rome, GA
25 – Rick’s Café – Starkville, MS

4 – Boots In The Park – Santa Clarita, CA
7 – Cargo Concert Hall – Reno, NV
8 – Midtown Ballroom – Bend, OR
9 – Senator Theatre- Chico, CA
10 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
11 – Boots in the Park – Norco, CA
22 – Machine Shop –  Flint, MI
23 – Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
24 – The City Center – Champaign, IL
25 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
30 – La Hacienda Event Center – Midland, TX*
31 – Rodeo 4 – Lubbock, TX*

1 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX*
6 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
7 – The Camp at Lake Wappapello – Wappapello, MO
8 – Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, KS
16 – Country Thunder Arizona – Florence, AZ
20 – The L – Horseheads, NY
21 – Hard Times Café – Fredericksburg, VA
22 – Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH


One of the craziest shows I’ve ever seen. Y’all were so loud! See you again very soon Denver, Colorado. 🤘 Pre-Save “The Way I Am” right now! Link in my bio! #chasematthew #denver #thewayiam

♬ original sound – Chase Matthew

10 – Tailgate N’ Tallboys Festival – Clinton, IA
16 – Tailgate N’ Tallboys Festival –  Bloomington, IL

7 – Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes – Fort Loramie, OH
16 – Country Thunder Saskatchewan – Craven, SK, Canada
20 – Country Thunder Wisconsin – Twin Lakes, WI

12 – Chords in the Corn – Humboldt, IA

*Co-headlining with Kidd G

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