Joy Chapman has bottomed out in the best way possible — by becoming the Guinness World Record holder for Lowest Female Vocal Note.
Smashing the previous record of 57.9 Hz A#1, the Surrey, B.C. singer-songwriter hit the deep, dark tone of 33.57 Hz C1 for the win. “I’m honoured and excited to hold this official record with Guinness,” Chapman says. “And that said, I plan to break it! Normally, I go way beyond to being recorded at E0 20 Hertz, and with a recording high of C10.”
Those same signature velvet-textured vox that secured the record also bring Chapman’s forthcoming debut album Footprint In My Songs. Featuring the singles I Don’t Wanna Dream Without You, Could’ve Been Yes and more, the 15-track offering makes way for Chapman’s inventive and genre-bending old-meets-new sound: retro-modern country.
“I developed a wide vocal range in grade school, and I grew up having a mother who was a music school teacher,” she shares of her journey and ability to cover everything from high soprano to alto, tenor, and even bass. “From there, my love for writing and doing poetry became a source of inspiration that pushed me towards a music career. Footprints In My Songs is my fusion take on the old-school country sounds. It showcases my more humorous and introspective, inspirational side, and takes listeners on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.”