Chainmail is the professional name of singer, songwriter and Hyperpop artist Jack Butler. The 18 year-old musician from Leicestershire, United Kingdom recently dropped his debut single. His sound is a clever mix of modern Indie Rock, Hip-hop and Pop.
“Floor” is the brand new single from Chainmail, released worldwide to all major streaming services on December 24, 2021. The track opens on a catchy Indie-Pop guitar riff. Soon the beat drops on a downtempo mix of live and electronic drums. Combining elements of Trap, Glitch and Indie Rock, the groove pairs an immediately familiar vibe with a completely unique sound.
Chainmail delivers a clever monologue about the confusion and insecurity inherent to young love, and its end. A deep sawtooth synth bass rumbles the floor as an ensemble of guitars and synths ride the Emo Trap groove. Meanwhile Jack searches for his escape, and the “quickest way to the ground floor.”
Check out “Floor” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with the artist about his music and plans for the future. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below. And follow the links at the end of this article to connect with Chainmail. Get on his socials and get in the loop as he launches this new musical journey.
8 Questions with Jack Butler (Chainmail)
Where are you from?
I am from Leicestershire in the UK but I was born in Northampton. where I live is quite a small, everybody-knows-everybody kind of town for better and for worse.
How long have you been making music?
I have been making music for about 3 years. Originally it was for fun, making music for my games design course at college, then I was making remixes of my favourite songs and eventually started making my own. I am just happy it’s now in a place where I feel like it shows my potential as an artist.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
It’s pretty much just me, sometimes some friends, and a range of producers i found online. I have been working with multiple people along with producing beats myself for future projects. the lyrics, vocals and mixing are all done by me.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Right now, i would say people like Brakence, ericdoa, glaive, eden etc. There are too many to list. But growing up I listened to a lot of rap and rock so I think I have some unconscious influence from Eminem, Biggie, Green day, even Nirvana. all of that music just kind of stuck with me
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
I’m not so sure what my non musical influences are. Family and friends definitely push me and make sure I do better and that influences me. but I think it’s just emotions. Every time I write, I’m trying to capture an emotion and reproduce it. I just hope people hear that.
What inspired you to create this project?
Again, my friends have been a big part in pushing me to release my music. but in terms of making the music, i was inspired by the current hyperpop scene. I think it’s growing and creating so many cool new subgenres and that I really want to be one of the ones to explore that first. I just think it’s so cool that everybody from popstars to kids in their bedroom with a usb mic have jumped to hyperpop and made it what it is.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
In the future I want to keep improving my work, i want to work with my idols, but mainly, I want to make people feel something. That’s especially important in times like these..
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I just want to say thanks and that I’m looking forward to seeing what the future brings