You want me to sound off? Chapman asks on "Fadeaway." If this is what he sounds like when he's pissed, then the answer is yes: the simmering pop song is one of the 23-year-old's most absorbing yet. Chicago-born, New York-based singer and rapper Chapman has collaborated with everyone from model Hari Nef to R&B innovator Ian Isaiah, but for "Fadeaway," he went back to his roots by linking with Chicago producer and singer KEIYA (whose own single "Fly" premiered on The FADER a few weeks back).
The result sits dreamily between vulnerable and aggressive, with his hard-edged verses bristling against light and playful synths, and the too-defensive hook declaring I don't love him anyway. "I wrote this after I opened up to someone who wasn't really that interested," Chapman explained over email to The FADER. "I'm a Leo so I tend to get tough when my ego is bruised. KEIYA sent this beat over and I fell in love with it, she's such a talent in every aspect." Listen below.