Chuck Sutton, the New Jersey-based electronic producer, born in 1998 (!!), has just released his first-ever music video. Represented by Beggars Music, an independent music publishing company that puts artists first, Chuck Sutton’s music, and brand, retains an indie spirit of DIY creative energy.
Beggars Music has a knack for working with underground talent. In the past, they’ve represented Pacific Northwest favorites such as Car Seat Headrest and Glass Animals. If you don’t trust Beggars, trust us: Chuck Sutton should be on your watch list.
Where did Chuck Sutton come from?
First making waves on SoundCloud with original tracks like 4feebs and cha might be, Chuck Sutton has actually been making music since he was just 12-years old. Last year, he released his first full length album, i know what i’m doing*. With only one feature on the entire track list, the album focused on developing his own voice.
A down to earth personality, Chuck Sutton has run his own YouTube channel for a few years now. Sharing mostly track breakdowns and sample challenges, he makes a concerted effort to connect with fans and like-minded individuals. Releasing his first lyric video in January of 2020, the time finally came to release a music video.
Chuck Sutton’s first ever music video
The video for Leeway depicts Chuck Sutton, apparently, holding a phone call with a romantic interest, as he stands holding a bouquet of flowers. As the conversation flits between flirtation and fighting, he repeatedly destroys and rehabilitates the flowers. The lyrics echo this hot and cold feeling, with lines such as: “When I had the chance man I shoulda been gone witchu, toss and turn at night but you know I still love you.”
Funnily enough, the video was actually shot by a woman who appears to be Sutton’s girlfriend. Katie Goebner, credited at the end of the video and tagged in posts promoting the release, frequently appears on Sutton’s socials and vice versa.
While the song, and the video, might suggest relationship drama, the couple seems to be in great shape. Chuck Sutton has other important women in his life, though. On his Spotify description, he writes, “My mom designs my clothes.” How can we not love this dude?
What’s next for Chuck Sutton?
After dropping out of the music production program at Drexel University in 2019, Chuck Sutton decided to jump straight into his music career. Performing in the past with talent such as VALENTINE, Chuck Sutton definitely sits poised for a headlining tour. Coronavirus might delay such a tour for the time being, but with limited concert opportunities we can expect a second album to drop sooner rather than later.
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