CHAD! is the professional name of South Carolinian songwriter and producer Chad Nathan. Regular readers of The Static Dive first heard from the talented young artist way back in November of 2020 upon the release of his debut EP, a Hip-hop mixtape. He followed in February of last year with the J.See collaboration, “Said and Done.”
Soon afterward, Nathan rebranded himself as CHAD! and began to build his résumé as an emerging R&B/Pop/Hip-hop producer. He released two singles in 2021; a collaboration with singer LK 808 titled “Agradecido” and the solo instrumental “Wicklay.” Earlier this month he released his first music of the new year.
“Serenity” is the latest EP from CHAD!, released worldwide to all major streaming services on January, 1 2021. For the 4 song collection, the young American producer teamed up with UK singer Tim Moyo. The record chronicles the various phases of a love affair’s collapse. The EP opens on the Lo-fi Soul of “No Reason.” Somewhere in the distance, Moyo and a haunting piano lament the impending doom of a relationship. At the one minute mark the beat drops on a smooth R&B slow jam. “Ctrl Alt Delete” follows. The singer pulls the plug over an experimental electronic beat on this heartbreaker of a breakup song.
“Missed Miss” finds us on the other side of the split. CHAD! pairs laid-back and funky guitar arpeggios with a catchy midtempo Indie-Pop groove as Tim looks back wistfully at his past love. The record closes on the melancholy soliloquy “Her Problem.” A Jazzy guitar and chilled acoustic beat accompany the singer as he takes stock of the aftermath.
Check out “Serenity” in its entirety below. You can also hear the track “Missed Miss” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service Follow the links below to connect with CHAD!. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this talented and prolific artist/producer.