Greyson Chance Song Premiere: Stream 'Meridians' Now
Last summer, former child prodigy Greyson Chance previewed a sharp change in sound with the funk single "Thrilla in Manila," which premiered on Billboard.com. The 17-year-old is at it again, this time with the new song "Meridians," written by Chance and hip-hop maestro Battleroy. Check out the somber "Meridians" exclusively on Billboard.com below:
Prior to last year's "Thrilla in Manila" single, Chance was best known for the piano-pop of his 2011 debut album, Hold On 'Til The Night, which resulted from a star-making appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2010. "Meridians" continues to remold Chance's artistry, with a booming voice and sparse arrangement pointing to a growing musical maturity.
"During the time I wrote the song, I was immensely inspired by Donny Hathaway," says Chance in a statement. "It felt fitting to have a record that moved primarily around a specific piano line. The lyric, to me, is about experiencing new things in life and crossing certain imaginary lines or meridians that feel so monumental."
"Meridians" is not an official single or album track, but a song being bestowed to Chance's rabid fan base. Details of the follow-up to Hold On 'Til The Night remain forthcoming.