Greyson Chance is getting the final phrase.
The singer simply dropped “Dancing Next To Me,” the lead single off his forthcoming album — and PEOPLE caught up with the star concerning the upbeat track based mostly on an actual evening out that left him feeling betrayed.
“I had been with somebody and really felt this connection to them. I was growing into feeling comfortable with being vulnerable around this person and then eventually being intimate with them and thinking that there was really something truthful there and something beautiful,” the 22-year-old tells PEOPLE. “And then having this feeling of betrayal in the morning when the sun rose and the person left.”
“He wasn’t confident enough to love me,” provides Chance, who rose to fame in 2010 after he scored an look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show thanks to his viral cowl of Lady Gaga‘s “Paparazzi.” “I think in many ways he was afraid to take that step.”
Chance additionally hopes the boy who impressed the track truly hears the observe — significantly the scathing lyrics, “I was yours for the weekend / Come sunrise, it’s time for you to dodge your feelings.”
“In many ways, whether it’s right or wrong, I hope he hears this song and hates it,” Chance says. “I hope it brings an ill feeling to him just because I felt betrayed.”
And Chance has a message for individuals who would possibly date songwriters like him.
“To anybody who gets involved with the songwriter, if they go to bed at night thinking that that person is not going to write about and not going to put them in their art, they are so misguided,” he laughs.
The new track is Chance’s first since dropping “Boots” late final 12 months. While “Boots” gained’t seem on his subsequent album, the observe launched his followers to a extra upbeat sound, in contrast to that of his final album Portraits.
“I suppose it’s inside the identical universe as Portraits, but it surely does really feel a bit extra grown-up to me,” he says. “I actually wasn’t afraid to embrace my love of other music and plenty of guitar-driven music that simply felt a bit extra rock-oriented to me. There’s a bit extra of that on right here. I suppose the album may be very numerous and simply has a couple of extra layers than Portraits had.”
“Dancing Next To Me” is the primary track Chance wrote with producer and songwriter Teddy Geiger, who will function govt producer on the brand new album. With Geiger, Chance was in a position to pour his coronary heart out with his new music.
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“The song was coming at a period where I had been in a bit of a writer’s block throughout the summer,” he says. “I just was unsure of where I wanted to take the next record. She really helped me in just being honest. It’s a very honest record, and she really threw that out of me.”
Chance says working with Geiger allowed him to join to the producer who additionally obtained her begin in music at a younger age.
“I think the thing about Teddy is that she and I share in many ways so many similarities with our time in music,” he says. “She started out when she was very young, just like me. She and I have both really seen so many different ups and downs. And at this point, I think her and I both realize that music isn’t really a choice for us, it’s just innately within us and it’s just what we do.”