Greyson Chance, ‘Low’ | Track Review
20-year-old Greyson Chance returns with a pleasant, enjoyable new single, “Low,” following his 2016 EP, ‘Somewhere Over My Head.’
Most folks will remember Grayson Chance for being the talented kid singing Lady Gaga hit, “Paparazzi,” and, appearing on Ellen. He also earned a recording contract, releasing his debut album, Hold On ‘Til The Night, in 2011 as a young teenager. That was six years ago, believe it or not. Now Chance is a 20-year old young man, tall and lanky, and proudly gay. Vocally, he’s much more mature, while he adds a few ‘colorful’ words into his music these days. Following a respectable EP in 2016 (Somewhere Over My Head), he drops a new single, “Low.”
“Low” showcases Chance’s maturity. His voice sounds older, deeper, and better-rounded. That’s to be expected, with physiological changes, as well as gaining more experience. He never under- nor over-sings, delivering a balanced, beautiful performance. As for the song itself, it’s modern enough, but doesn’t overstep the bounds like some modern pop does. There’s still discernable piano, even if effects are in place, coupled with the tasteful use of synths. The overall sense when listening to “Low” is it’s pleasant and appealing.
As aforementioned, there’s lots to like about “Low.” The vocal is the selling point – hearing a mature Greyson Chance. The song itself isn’t game changing, but it’s enjoyable, well-sung, and worthwhile when it’s all said and done. Will this make adult Greyson Chance a star? Eh, probably not, but the sound and vibe seems like the right direction for a young man trying to find his place in a crowded industry. Maybe next round he could show a smidge more killer instinct and overtness. Still, that’s nitpicking.
Greyson Chance • Low – Single • Greyson Chance Music • Release: 12.8.17
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