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CHAPPELL ROAN performs the song "DIE YOUNG" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY WILLIAM REED
During early 2015, 16-year-old Chappell Roan found herself in New York City, a thousand miles away from her hometown of Willard, MO. She traveled to the Big Apple in order to showcase for multiple major labels.
“It was a crazy moment,” she admits. “I couldn’t believe where I was, but I knew I wanted this. When I sing, I want people to feel every emotion. I hope they get a better understanding of me as a human being…I want them to know who I am.”
This kind of honesty defines conversations with the songstress as well as her music. Playing the piano with passion and penning lyrics about loss, love, and heartbreak, Chappell sings with a world-weary wisdom that belies her 19 years. Think of her as a teenage girl with the mystique and vision of Sia and powerful pipes a la Lana Del Rey.
At 12-years-old, Chappell began taking piano lessons, teaching herself to play by ear. She went from performing in the school choir to winning an eighth grade talent show. Growing a local buzz, her confessional and captivating style began to resonate with listeners everywhere as she posted music online. As that sound caught on, she signed to Atlantic Records even before finishing her junior year of high school.
Her first single “Good Hurt” immediately intoxicates with its darkly blissful pop fused melodies, illuminating her dynamic voice and vivid lyricism.
Now, her upcoming major label debut walks a fine line, and that’s why her music instantly resonates. She’s not afraid to tackle taboo subjects head-on.
Ultimately, Chappell’s music stays close to her heart, and it resonates for that very reason. “I’m not trying to be anything I’m not,” she leaves off. “I just want to be seen as a real person.”
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Videographer: Julianna Mango
Recorded by: Jonah Li-Paz
Mixed by: Jonah Li-Paz
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