Written by: Jen Dan
Veteran musician Alan Chapell grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, but now resides in NYC’s West Village. Although his roots are on the East Coast of the U.S., his sound is West Coast-driven; mellow, melodic, and mellifluous.
Recording as Chapell, the singer-songwriter released his latest album, Penultimate, this past June. Breakout single “Ride” is pure prairie power pop infused with a California sunset glow.
Chapell specializes in tuneful jangle pop/rock music that has a retro quality. “Ride” could easily fit into the musical landscape of Laurel Canyon the ‘70s. The number, however, doesn’t sound antiquated, but is filled with fresh emotion and vibrant sonics.
On Penultimate’s song lyrics, Chapell tackles issues pertaining to this bold, Internet-driven age, and “Ride” is a case-in-point example (about surveillance on the Web) of how he wraps his perceptive words in a warm and welcoming musical blanket.
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