Poised for a breakout 2023, Chappell Roan kicked off her first headlining tour across North America earlier this month and shares the much anticipated new video for her single, ‘Casual’. The video for the early hit, which landed on ‘Best of 2022’ lists in Rolling Stone, Billboard, LA Times, Glamour and more, was directed by Hadley Hillel and puts a cinematic twist on the heroine’s narrative with Chappell falling for the most unexpected love interest.
“The video is a representation of how I dream of a serious relationship with someone in my head, but in reality it may be far from that. Even though it may not feel like it, if there are no labels, it’s just casual,” Chappell reflects on the video for ‘Casual’.
Co-produced by frequent collaborator Daniel Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, Caroline Polachek) and Ryan Linvill (Olivia Rodrigo, Conan Gray), the song is a visceral ode to the painful ambiguities of modern dating and youthful lust, showcasing Chappell’s standout vocal talent and lyrical prowess.
Already gaining recognition for her work within and commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, Chappell has invited local drag artists in each market to open for her. Additionally Chappell has committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sale from her Naked In North America Tour to For The Gworls, a Black and trans-led collective that curates parties to fundraise money to help Black transgender people pay for their rent, gender-affirming surgeries, smaller co-pays for medicines/doctor’s visits and travel assistance.
Chappell Roan continues to connect with her growing fanbase by championing open and honest expression of identity and sexuality through her music, art, style and spirit and has already earned press nods from Pitchfork, NPR, MTV, Vulture, V Magazine, Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue and more. Earlier heralded releases “Pink Pony Club,” “Naked In Manhattan,” and the “deliciously vindictive “My Kink Is Karma” (co-written with Daniel Nigro & Justin Tranter) received well-deserved traction in both the digital and live music world paving the way for a debut album and more live shows coming this year.
Amusement Records is a record label founded by producer/writer Daniel Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, Conan Gray, Caroline Polachek). Chappell Roan is the label’s first signing in partnership with Island Records.