Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Jeffrey Chan burst onto the scene with instantly recognizable vocals and an ear for catchy hooks.
He's always been passionate about music; having dipped his feet into the musical world at the tender age of 5, he would later combine his love for the piano with his natural talent for singing and songwriting. With a sound as unique as it is infectious, there's no limit to how far he can go, and we can't wait to see where his musical journey will take him next.
Drawing inspiration from a range of genres, including new wave and synth-pop, Jeffrey's music is a perfect blend of catchy hooks, vivid lyricism, and a sound that is both fresh and nostalgic. Don't get it twisted, though; Jeffrey's amazing vocals tie his projects together and are undoubtedly the magic that makes his projects click. With his deep, velvety smooth vocals set against elegant electronic backdrops, Jeffrey Chan's sound envelopes you in lush soundscapes. It takes you on a sonic journey through sound and emotion.
"Surreal" is a testament to Jeffrey Chan's significant artistic and musical ability. Combining classy synth-pop and new-wave instrumentals, Chan's signature vocals once whisk you to a vivid romantic phantasy. Dropping lines like "Day and night I'm dreaming about you / So tell me to do you think of me too" and "You know how I feel surreal / Like the way that we touch so unreal" with so much conviction and passion, you almost believe he's talking to you, Chan proves once again why he's established himself as an artist to watch.
Jeffrey Chan's "Surreal" is a fresh and classy romantic offering that'll have you singing along before you know it. So whenever you're ready, tap in and stream "Surreal," available now on all major streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Jeffrey Chan. We loved “Surreal.” It felt so classy but steamy at the same time. You knocked it out of the park with this one. We had to ask, where did the inspiration come from for this song? Did you have anyone in particular in mind when you made this song?
Thanks! Like my previous singles, I draw a lot of inspiration from the 80s-90s music and combine it into my own music, but for "Surreal," I wanted to experiment with a bit more of an alternative/indie sound that sounds like it could be right at home either in the 2000s or now! I wanted the track to be like this escape that takes you to another place. So I incorporated many different elements, from the island-esque guitar to an almost thumping dance beat all the way through to even sampling my cat. All my songs always float somewhere between reality and make-believe, but I had my partner in mind for this one while writing it!
You mentioned you’re from Sydney, Australia, born and raised! What’s your favorite part about the music scene there, and how has it helped shape who you are as an artist today?
I am originally from Sydney, Australia, but I recently relocated to Los Angeles. The song's first line is 'You take me on a trip back to LA,' but this song was written long before I had even thought about relocating. I think the music scenes between Sydney and LA are completely different in their own ways. Sydney let me experiment with many different sounds and areas that I could go into, and I feel a lot of the trial and error helped shape and define who I am as an artist today.
You released an accompanying music video for “Surreal” on your YouTube channel. What was your favorite part of bringing your vision for the music video to life?
I got to work again with my long-term collaborator and best friend, Nick Karras, on this video, and we took this video from concept through to shooting and editing in less than 4 days! My favorite part of bringing this video to life was creating this dreamy, and for lack of a better word, a surreal experience where it feels like you've been transported to wonderland.
What kind of experience are you trying to create with your music?
I think as an artist; I want to be able to create music that is relatable to the general experience but also makes sure that it is a track that people can have fun too; whether it be singing out loud, screaming as you're driving with the windows down, having a good cry or dancing the night away to.
What’s next for Jeffrey Chan? Can we expect to hear more new music soon?
I'm working on a lot of new material and can't wait to share it soon! Keep your eyes peeled because I've got more music coming real soon!