Former US Army Musician’s New R&B Song Speaks to All People
By: Nadia Sobehart
Former Army Musician Shanti Chapman’s latest single, “Joy Comes in the Morning,” is an R&B
song that speaks to a universal audience. The new song showcases Chapman’s talent for
heartfelt lyrics and soothing melodies.
Chapman said, “It’s a testament to the power of music to uplift the soul. The music is very
simple and powerful. It doesn’t get in the way of the message. It has familiar elements, but also
unique elements, as far as the orchestration and progression of chords.
“It falls in line with what I feel my mission is in life. I want to draw out the best in people and
give them hope for a brighter future. I want those that are hurting and yearning to find
something greater than themselves to be touched by my music."
For “Joy Comes in the Morning,” Chapman took a draft to the accomplished producer Tré
Corley of Hendersonville, Tennessee. He took Chapman’s work and turned it musically into
what it is. Chapman sang the lead, while Corley’s wife contributed background vocals.
Chapman, a former United States Army musician, learned to be dedicated, resilient, disciplined,
and to pay attention to detail. Raised in a household full of music, his father was very musical.
Shanti took piano lessons as a child. He found joy in picking out melodies by ear on the piano.
His life's musical journey has included hip-hop, R&B songs, and everything else from Jazz to
In addition to his recent single, Shanti Chapman is excited to share an upcoming project with
listeners. Leading up to the holiday season, Chapman will be releasing an original Christmas
single. He is also working on a large project with his label, DeMaskUs Music Group. “The
project will be collaborative. I’m planning on aligning myself with artists in the industry who
want to use music as a tool to provide hope and healing as well as entertainment.”
When he isn’t working on new music, Shanti Chapman devotes himself to his family and
community. For the past 10 months, he has been working with the homeless population and
trying to find solutions to fix a broken system.
Make sure to stay connected to Shanti Chapman on all platforms for new music, videos, and