Chapell unveil their new song “All I Need” today. The song begins with a haunting violin line that gives way to an earnest, almost child-like acoustic piano until vocalist Alan Chapell begins to reminisce about an earlier time. A time when two lovers were content to simply hold each other as they stare into the blue and smile. “All I Need” evokes a man who can’t bring himself to admit that the relationship has run its course. They may be fighting constantly, and she’s kicked him out of the house. But he’s not ready to let go. The sound of “All I Need” falls somewhere between Jakob Dylan, Procol Harum, and Counting Crows. CLICK HERE to listen. The track is off the band’s new album, CINCO, out April 24, 2020.
“Everyone wants to find and feel hope; even when all signs point squarely to hopelessness,” says Chapell. “That message resonates now more than ever.”
Chapell recently released “Shout,” the lead single from CINCO. Musically, CINCO builds upon Alan’s lifetime devoted to music, dating back to his first sessions in the studio alongside Grammy award-winning producer Jimmy Ienner at 15-years-old and his twenties spent in India fronting the iconic east-west fusion band Kalki. Chapell’s latest album is a bit of a departure from the intense autobiographic nature of previous releases. CINCO is more of a collection of anecdotes about others. Delivering an identifiable and irresistible narrative pastiche, the album gives a voice to the stories of those closest to Chapell.
Led by its enigmatic frontman, the band Chapell recounts real and raw stories throughout a prolific catalog of genre-agnostic pop amplified by rock energy, jazz soul, new wave adventurousness, Americana vulnerability, and even Latin flavor. In 2017, the band released The Redhead’s Allegations,produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, followed by the albums Soul Man, Love in the Summer of Trouble,and 2019’s Penultimate, which all have added to the band’s over 1 million streams.