Watch: Greyson Chance's scenic new music video for his ballad 'yours'
Check out the scenic music video to Greyson Chance's rhythmic romantic declaration "yours," from his newly released sophomore LP "portraits."
The Oklahoma City singer, songwriter and pianist croons of a love that can go the distance with the ballad: “And all these miles between us, they mean nothing / Oh, I promise we’re OK, we’re OK now.”
Directed by Bobby Hanaford, the clip was beautifully shot on 16mm film, and Chance said on Twitter he wants to do more of his videos that way, calling it "my first of many future videos shot on real film. i was inspired by a few patrick swayze movies for my clothes & performance."
As previously reported, it’s been almost nine years since the Edmond native, then 12, turned into a viral music sensation when his piano-and-voice cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” earned more than 60 million views on YouTube. After releasing his debut LP, “Hold On 'til the Night,” before he finished middle school, the OKC-based recording artist is touring in support of his long-awaited second full-length collection, “portraits,” which dropped March 15.
“Now, I’m in a great place where we have this record coming out. … I remember when I was younger, after we released the first album, it was like I felt so tired after it. Now, actually putting this body of work out, I feel so energized to start on the next one and to get going,” the 21-year-old musician told me in a recent phone interview from New York City, where he was readying for a show at the Gramercy Theatre. “I feel just very, very confident as a musician and excited to keep on making music. … I think that’s just something new for me now.”
After taking a hiatus from music and attending University of Tulsa for a couple of years, Chance told me in our interview that the break from recording and the decision to return to his home state have centered him as he embarks on the new phase of his music career.
“The biggest difference to where I was in music and where I am now is, I think because I have that perspective of being able to sort of have those two years, my biggest goal for myself coming back into it was ‘you’re not going to do anything now unless it’s on your own terms.’ And I’ve really taken that to heart with anything we’ve released in the past year and anything we’ve released for this upcoming album, ‘portraits,’” he said. “Nothing happens in my camp and in my projects now that I’m not 100 percent confident on, and I think that’s the freedom that I wanted all of these years of being in music."
To read more of my interview with Greyson, click here.