Track Review: Beyond The Blue Sky // Chapell

In his own words, Chapell (the solo project of Alan Chapell) shares that “more than ever, people want to feel like they genuinely belong to something” and he uses his music to bring everyone together. Whether it is through intimate solo concerts or with his full five-piece band backing him or merely streaming songs on Spotify, he brings a sense of calm to audiences. A music veteran, Chapell has been involved in the music industry for over 30 years and has experience most artists would kill for. He has opened for bands like Flock of Seagulls and Everclear, toured with the Gin Blossoms and streamed over 1.5 million times on Spotify. The latest addition to his discography is ‘Beyond The Blue Sky’.



Described by YMX and Indie Dock Music Blog as intriguing with a charge of energy, the US-based singer-songwriter can ensnare your senses with his sound. Following the track ‘Wave As You Walk Past’, Chapell adopts an upbeat, hard-hitting tone in ‘Beyond The Blue Sky’. With a unique arrangement of dynamic guitars, keyboard and drums, the song brings together elements of hard and indie rock with a tinge of folk within the melody. Showcasing his versatility, there is a constant transition from simplistic acoustic-inspired vocal sections to high-powered guitar-led movements. The warm kaleidoscopic melody seems to hug you while having you jump about to it.

Melodically and lyrically intimate, ‘Beyond The Blue Sky’ has an almost palpable sense of vulnerability. Yet, while there is an intense melancholic intimacy in the song, Chapell’s charming vocals have you soaring above the clouds with a sense of freedom. Poetic lyricism and hard-hitting harmonies slither in through your ear, send chills down your spine and leave you grinning as you feel your soul soar.

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