Greyson Chance Grows Up: Former YouTube Star Stages an Adult Comeback

Greyson Chance Grows Up: Former YouTube Star Stages an Adult Comeback

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Last Monday night (Feb. 1), after Greyson Chance made his New York City stage return in front of a few hundred screaming fans at the Studio at Webster Hall, the 18-year-old singer hosted a meet-and-greet. Roughly 80 percent of the room formed a snaking single-file line after the final song has been played—many of them young girls, some of them side-by-side with their parents, most of them staying out too late on a school night, all of them discussing the finer points of Chance’s first NYC performance in multiple years.

“I was nervous about the parents,” Chance recalled to Fuse two days after the performance. “A fan came up with her mom, and she said, ‘I loved the show!’ I turned to her mom and I said, ‘Did you enjoy? I’m so sorry about the f-bombs. My mom’s here tonight too, and she didn’t enjoy them.’ And the mom looks back at me and says, ‘Ah, fuck it, I don’t care.’ So I guess it all turned out well!”

Fans of Chance’s pop-rock stylings from back in the day—as in, back when the Oklahoma native burst onto the scene in 2010, with a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” that went viral—now have an adult artist to watch, and root for. The singer-songwriter’s new tunes, which skew more toward R&B, make the support easy: “Hit & Run,” a propulsive new single previewed at Chance’s recent shows and released on Friday (Feb. 5), showcases a deeper voice and more dynamic production than the piano-driven fare on Hold On ’Til The Night, the album Chance released when he was 13.

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