Chapman Sounds Off On The KEIYA-Produced “Fadeaway”

“I’m a Leo, so I tend to get tough when my ego is bruised.”

August 17, 2015

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.

Chapman Sounds Off On The KEIYA-Produced “Fadeaway”