Greyson Chance Releases First Album in eight Years, ‘Portraits’: Listen

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At 18 years-old, pop singer Greyson Chance left his profession as a musician behind. But now, the 21-year-old singer has returned to the highlight with the discharge of his first full-length album in eight years, Portraits.

The new album takes a smooth, synthpop journey by Chance’s earlier relationship, exploring themes of heartbreak and loneliness all through the document’s 12 tracks. While tracks like “Timekeeper” and “Bleed You Still” provide a slowed-down, introspective take a look at his misplaced love, different songs like “Yours” and “Shut Up” provide extra upbeat glimpses into the upper factors of the connection.

The singer first discovered fame as a viral sensation — his cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at his sixth grade expertise present at the moment has 64 million views on YouTube. Chance then appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier than turning into the primary artist to signal on her ElevenEleven label. After releasing his 2011 debut album Hold On 'Til the Night and a string of subsequent EPs and singles, Chance determined to step away from music and concentrate on his faculty research.

Chance was featured as Billboard Pride’s Artist of the Month earlier this week. In his interview, the star spoke about processing the ache of his breakup into an album. “I’m coming again and actually attempting to make a document that I felt anybody may hearken to and respect,” he mentioned. “That’s what I’ve all the time needed to do in music.”

Check out Greyson Chance’s new document Portraits beneath: