Chaz Cardigan has released his beautiful stripped version of “As I’ll Ever Be,” filmed in a studio in Nashville. Featuring only Chaz’ vocals and piano, the stripped track is a stunning take on the original song, which premiered in the film ‘To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’. Listen to the song now below.
A classically trained pianist who taught himself to play guitar, bass and drums, Chaz grew up in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, just outside Louisville. As a child, he became obsessed with creating music after first hearing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Inspired by Prince and Stevie Wonder’s achievements in self-producing, he saved up enough money to purchase a four-track recorder and began recording himself at age 10. By the following year he was gigging in local punk bands.
Upon moving to Nashville at age 17, Chaz began producing in a local hip-hop collective called The Diatribe. He made his full-length debut with the 2017 album I. Soon he was selling out headline shows throughout Nashville. Each of his 2018 singles landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. He has also earned critical acclaim, with Earmilk proclaiming, “In an era where music feels increasingly homogenized, I look forward to following the blossoming career of this genuine creator.”