Chase Fernander keeps it 100
Bahamian singer-songwriter Chase Fernander has dropped her newest single, “100”, which tells the story of a girl who turns to toxic and self-destructive behavior after a breakup, and her journey through the healing process.
“This song is just very relatable,” said Fernander. “Although I’m not going through any of this right now, there was a point in my life when I was,” she said of the song that was written by Rashad Leamount. “So, Rashad’s writing resonated with me, and I was able to pull from my past experiences to interpret the song in my own way and give a delivery that’s believable.”
Leamount said he wrote the song to heal himself.
“Those are always hard for me to sing or have someone else sing because I am so attached to them and the dark times they helped me through. But this is why I trust and like writing songs for Chase – because she is reverent. She takes her time to understand the meaning behind it. She takes her time to study. She practiced her rendition of ‘100’ for weeks before she even hit the studio. Chase slowly turned that song from mine to hers and I’m proud of her for what she’s done with it.”
Jiggy Productions’ Kyle Ferguson directed the video for “100”.
Best known for songs like “Train Tracks” and “Dear John”, Fernander’s ability as a hip-hop/rap wordsmith has won her countless accolades, including the most recent 2019 Elevation Award for Video of the Year for her single “Repeat”. With a talent for writing empowering and provocative lyrics, Chase’s music effortlessly fuses elements of R&B and hip-hop to create a classic but contemporary sound. Her single “100” is available now on all streaming platforms.