Alabama’s own CHANDLER, has expanded his repertoire, collaborating with artists from Los Angeles to New York and everywhere in between, including Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda; Grammy award winning producers, Jintae Ko, John Greenham and Femke; and Nashville’s top hit songwriters, Rob Persaud, Deanna Walker, and Will McBeath. He’s recently been featured on Tokyo Smoke’s latest single, "Lie to Me.” Through all the glitz and glam and never ending criticism from the industry, he’s kept his hometown-heart, wearing it on his sleeve to create music we can all relate to, much like LAUV or FINNEAS with a twist of Ed Sheeran.
CHANDLER has been featured in Sinusoidal Music, KIMU, Tongue Tied Magazine, Space Sour, Pop Passion, Minimalistic Music, TJPL News and Reviews, and more (see links above.) With 3 original EP’s set to release before the end of the year (and a 4th with Tokyo Smoke,) CHANDLER continues to expand his artistry and push himself creatively. The final EP will be paired with a tasting menu, creating an intimate experience that transcends listeners deep into the throws of his mind and taste buds.
The singer-songwriter released his first project, “Brent,” - a self-titled EP (after his middle name) on May 7, 2022. It represents the return to an identity that had been shoved aside and artificially altered by the standards of the music industry and all things “Hollywood.” Highlighting beautiful insecurities from skin imperfections to sexuality, “Brent” liberates any inadequacies and honors true identity, celebrating everything that was once deemed unacceptable.
“Brent” is a catchy pop-folk inspired piece of art that combines intimate, acoustic-based arrangements with warm and familiar melodies, enhancing the generic pop formula and allowing a glorious space for the emotional vocals to really hit home. The production carries hopeful but honest, get-stuck-in-your-head type of harmonics, and is as freeing and authentic as is the journey to rediscovery of self that it embodies.
Quarantine lockdown, summer 2021