The signing follows on from a huge year in 2012 for Chance; he released his acclaimed sophomore album Infinity, he was nominated for Unearthed Artist of the Year at the 2012 J Awards and his video for second single Maybe Tomorrow (ft. Lilian Blue) was voted #7 in the 2012 rage fifty ahead of M.I.A., Alt-J, Grimes, Tame Impala and The Temper Trap among others. Chance then proceeded to secure not one but two entries in triple j’s Hottest 100 with Maybe Tomorrow (#89) and Young&Dumb ft Bertie Blackman (#45). He also spectacularly covered Mumford and Sons’ Little Lion Man for triple j’s Like A Version.
“I’m ridiculously excited to team up with Island, this is a career defining moment for me, they’re an amazing team who understand my sound and creative direction and the best home I could hope to have found for my music” Waters has said of his recent signing
“Chance has a special gift of being able to convey an affecting message through his melodies. He’s a gentle soul who’s also a hard-core troubadour. We’re thrilled he’s come to Island Records Australia!” Michael Taylor, Head Of Island Records Australia.