Chad Astaphan releases debut video

Chad Astaphan has just released his debut music video for his hit summer single “Breath Away”.

Since placing 1st runner up in QTS last year Astaphan has been working on his solo career by signing to Fully Grown Entertainment/Record and Forming C.A Entertainment.

The single is the first of his summer Album “PLAYBACK” which is set to be released in July  2012.

The single has been very popular in Dominica and overseas but the video has just breathed new life into it.

The video portrays Astaphan in a dream or daydream in the middle of a desert looking for someone he can see but cannot touch. The song itself is a feel good dance song with a catchy hook.

“I wanted a video that was not typical and normal, I wanted something different and interesting and the video speaks for it self,” Astaphan commented on the video.

The video was directed by Elias Dupuis of 365 MMP.

See video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f48vbd3BdU0

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91 Comments

  1. chadhater#2
    November 30, 2012

    finally sum1 has the audacity or should i say cojones to look deep deep down and speak the truth as we all know it. People i rather u tell me the truth and it hurts than to fool me with a lie and make a bigger fool of myself later.

  2. June 15, 2012

    Let me show alu that nuh!
    You see that word they calling ”HATE/HATING” swallow it!!! allu starting to sound like primary school children! Grow up! People are giving honest views and criticism about the video, So if you do not like their judgement maybe you should Shut up! or close ur goddamn eyes!!! BE HONEST AND IF YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MUSIC, GO TO DEAR BELLA OR SUMTN CUZ APPARENTLY THIS PART OF DNO AINT FOR YOU!

  3. Money2DeCeling
    June 13, 2012

    Chad u have a Great song>it catchy..but the video has no Concept..the Dancing needs improvement.. i think u need a professional Choreographer..Who ever had tht idea for the video need to alot of work.also as an artist u need to give them ur ideas for ur video..Most people buy albums especially from new artist when they see their videos.a video without any storyline will not cut it at the level u trying to reach..”She takes your breathe away” but how? Where? u yet to have a situation where the girl meets u and take ur breathe away..>if i can’t remember ur song name..i have to be able to say something to remember from ur video eg..”yeah, the song where he met the girl in the club and he take her from her man”, or some other scenario..ur video has to have kinda storyline….

    All that being said ..i don’t like U..i don’t like the kind of music u sing..but i would be hating if i say u don’t have the talent to sing that kinda style..Work on ur videos…work on ur choreography..and u should be dere.>>

    I AM DOMINICA..

  4. June 12, 2012

    Let me tell all you something, typical Dominicans, hate CORRECTION! Half of the people who say the music quality is great dont know a jack-poop about MUSIC! first of all, the auto tune us annoying, Chad can sing, i do not see the reason for all this t-pain ish!. Secondly, the girls in the video did a good job, hats off to them, sierra looked hawt, dominique was lookin good too, The water scne shud be done without a shirt, i suggest if u are not proud ou yr body do not try to do a ‘show ur body’ scene by coverin up ur body, it wont work! and Do not dance again. next time jus let the ladies and men dance and stand there looking nice. This is all i have to say, i give this video and song 11/20

  5. honest
    June 12, 2012

    ummmmm.. honestly… video looked great.. the colors, lighting .. background etc… chad has a gud voice.. but dancing was very bad.. i didnt like it one bit.. so chad u need to work on that.. and aslo those facial expressions was a bit over board..but over all.. it was aiight..nt a fan but.. it was ok

  6. Anonymous
    June 10, 2012

    good effort!the next video will be better!

  7. GOOD JOB!
    June 9, 2012

    the video is GREAT!!! Good effort! Very good quality! VERYYYY GOOD CHAD!

    I don’t even like these girls in the video and I can admit the video is great!

  8. perseverance
    June 8, 2012

    This was a very good first start – the ladies were very well styled (especially liked the styling & makeup on girl #2). The artist was styled well in that he was not overstyled. This way his styling did not act as a distraction.

    As others have mentioned, it is evident that the artist needs some help with dancing. That is not a problem as time and practice will afford him the opportunity to gain more experience. His back up dancers, thankfully, did not manage to outshine him.

    If I may recommend – he needs to chisel up. It will be great to see even more improvement from him on his next visual outing (video).

    Best of luck to you and others in your field. Creative endeavors are far from easy and I have the most respect for those who choose to make that their life.

    Kudos to the director as well.

  9. THAT YOU HEAR WI
    June 8, 2012

    The video was beautiful! cant deny that…..well done to the people involved in the production of the video but……..the song now…..ehhhhhh….too much auto tune BUT good try tho.

  10. Anonymous
    June 8, 2012

    this video LMAO.

  11. June 8, 2012

    why domincans so negative nuh….just becuz the boy better than allu allu have all kinda things to say on DNO bout him…shait man…i sure if is kill he had kill it would still be a different story…look at allu low life…when is BET with rick ross and dem allu doesn’t criticize their size or their dancing and helll noo they an’t dance but allu wnt to criticize chad…shut allu yeh leave d boy move….damn stupid dominicans stpzzzz :@

  12. Kukott
    June 8, 2012

    I understand why this country is heading nowhere.
    A young guy does something and read the mess on here. shame

  13. truthandnothinbut
    June 8, 2012

    this was an extremely good effort! the boy is not usher with years of training or micheal jackson.. he a young adult tryin to be an all round entertainer.. this video is beyond wat dominican have ever done.. i bet people gonna start copyin him now! thats not the trend.. hate then copy! anyway give jack his jacked.. the dancing was good.. the song does not require intense dancing and it was short and good.. little parts could fix but it was overall good… idk what allu seen in the video that wrong cuz it looks good to me!

  14. Wow
    June 8, 2012

    Dominicans really are childish. Say anything that isn’t positive about anything at all and a horde of furious commenters appear, attacking you for not “being positive.” What kind of brain-dead school-failed moron wants people to be positive all the time? If something is bad, say so. Jeez. You’d think these were crying little children in a playground.

  15. BOOM!!!
    June 8, 2012

    Video overall is good main issue is Chad really can’t dance….sorwee :cry: :lol:

    • truthandnothinbut
      June 8, 2012

      and can you???? what stupid people it have that have no life sit down infront a computer and hate on people! appreciate the quality he is tryin to bring to dominica!

    • sexyness
      June 9, 2012

      wat does he dance have to do with the singing at least he can sing

      • Red Pen
        June 11, 2012

        If he could sing that well…he wouldn’t need auto-tune

    • NOLOVE
      June 15, 2012

      so u mean to tell me you really think that you should waste your time and talk about a mans dancing ??? watch you pull up in front a computer or bb what the hell can u do ?????? talkin about a mans “DANCING”

  16. My2Sense
    June 8, 2012

    So many Dominicans just hate to hear the truth…

    The video production quality is good and on par with videos we look at on BET or MTV everyday. The concept they used, however, never really comes together like it should.

    Overall the song (lyrics) is weak, but many songs today are just as weak… leaning on an extended hook to catch people’s attention.

    The singing could be “OK” if we minus the 95% auto-tune. Even the verses are almost fully auto-tuned. The mix engineer needs to do better next time. On a side note, it’s so funny that every Tom, Dick and Harry know what AT is… good job T-Pain (sarcastic).

    On a whole, the attempt is a very good one coming out of Dominica. This video beats most of what we’ve produced locally in the past and a lot of what other countries put out.

  17. injustice and unfair
    June 8, 2012

    athanks for the better coments. these are better feed backs. We should all try to encourage the youth, not bash them.

  18. PeOple
    June 8, 2012

    Love love love this video I candy believe this is dominica in layou I think Chad just prove to domi icans you don’t have to go overseas to produce a quality song and video, dominica has talent right here…… And I was just on his fb and he was answering people’s questions and he said it was not easy dancing in the sand and they were sinking, and he hurt his ankle ….well is true allu doh know that but … I seen him dance and he is a good Dancerr !

  19. My 2 cents
    June 8, 2012

    I think we need to know the difference between ‘hating’ and constructive criticism. The song is a good attempt since he is just starting out but the dancing is out of sync with the lyrics of the song and although the auto tune sounds ok some of us would like to hear your real voice

    Good luck in all your future endeavors, it’s nice to hear a song coming from a young man. no indecent language/exposure. Show society that there are still some positive young people out there!

  20. Red Pen
    June 8, 2012

    This song is entirely auto-tuned….whilst I’ll give you an A for effort…this entire thing is a joke….this can only pass and be praised in a small island nation like Dominica…because majority of the people don’t know any better…

  21. injustice and unfair
    June 7, 2012

    Alyou watching and listening to all the cochonee from the U.S.A and alyou supporting them, even trying to imitate them, yet when our own, try to do something alyou criticizing them. Such a hateful and evil nation. No wonder when the young people of Dominica get a chance to get out and study, they never return.

  22. injustice and unfair
    June 7, 2012

    When the young boys in criminal activities alyou you crying down the youth, when they make an effort to do positive things, alyou crying them down. So somebody tell me, what should they do then? GOSH man!!!! Why are dominicans so hateful and negative??? Why!!!!!!!

  23. speaking logic
    June 7, 2012

    Good try…..like the song….just work on your dance steps for next time……

  24. colourblind
    June 7, 2012

    Congratulations Chad and team 365 and everyone involved. This a high quality video hands down. Not dissing other local videos,but this quality is superior, period. For a first attempt: Greeaaattt! I’d give him the edge over Justin Beiber’s ‘I’d never let you go’ hats off to the video team; great quality.
    Constructive criticism is good when it is constructive. I sense a bit of just,well.. criticism…but that’s life.. talking about his weight, video not making sense..etc. Do you say the same when Cee Lo Green performs? Luther talented Vandross of blessed memory.. and others. Chad is nowhere close in size, is home grown and for someone who has no professional training, has come out with a product that is not the usual mediocre quality. So come on people, while there should be all types of feedback.. find your balance. To coin a line in Chad’s song…’doesn’t get better than this..’

  25. Great
    June 7, 2012

    Very good job Chad. I wish you didn’t use the autotune though because you have a beautiful voice so use it. Despite what others may think about the shirt in the hot tub I find it real unique and sexy, I love it. I love the entire thing it is a nice piece of work. Just keep doing better. With every new video, you will get better. Congrats

  26. Producer
    June 7, 2012

    For a first attempt,much credit is due… Chad and his management must or should listen to the positive critics….good job anyway. I personally would like to hear a couple more songs from him. :wink:

  27. Anonymous
    June 7, 2012

    :-D Great video…. I love it!!! Feels good to see our young dominicans pushing their talent to de max.. Gr8 job Chad

  28. Fairplay
    June 7, 2012

    Hey,be your true self stop pretending,you should have two men rubbing you in the water. 8)

  29. POOPOOboomboom
    June 7, 2012

    OOOO OFCUUSS!! ma boi doing big fingsss big FING POPPING oooh! Just next time have a behind the scenes n shout outs…EXCELENT JOB……BEST VIDEO in dominica Thus far…just needs a likkle work with Dancers next time But HEY! its the first !! the Next will be even GREATER ..Forget the HAterz Keep your Head up! u know who dis is….. YOU KNOW DIS!

  30. blessed
    June 7, 2012

    they are not haters…………..they are just saying the facts……………..

  31. Tribal Services
    June 7, 2012

    Top of the line this is exceptional, Congrats and Keep em Coming as for what many refer to as haters in our world of entertainment you know such don’t exist so allow us to say Use the Negatives turn them around and become stronger.

  32. ObserverDom
    June 7, 2012

    It’s great to see a local artiste trying, but what’s the rush?.Take some time with your presentation, you really need to hit the gym. Not sure what kind of ‘image’ you’re trying to portray but it looks sweet in a pre-pubescent kind of way, definitely not mature or ‘sexy.’ No one here is ‘hating’ on the guy, sometimes you just need to straight to the point and tell it like it is.

    • nosence
      June 10, 2012

      you horny man talking about sex???? the boy tell you is porn he sellingnuh? he has a good image.. idk what is big for allu.. but the boy just doing his

  33. Anonymous
    June 7, 2012

    Very good try Chad, models, dancers and film crew. Its impractical to expect perfection on a first video especially given that you’re still a new artist. Besides, if our first video is perfection, there’ll be nothing to strive for. Keep striving. Accept constructive feedback (already given),, aim high and remain humble. You all definitely have talent and can go far. Love the song!! Video is crisp, has international appeal and that young lady in orange, woooosh totoosh is all I can say! Stunning! I can see that the sand made dancing tough cus i know you have moves. Support you wholeheartedly!!

  34. domini
    June 7, 2012

    this IS one of THE best music videos that has ever come from a DOMINICAN artist, NOTHING in life is perfect and we cant please everybody. But honestly, we as Dominicans should be proud of the fellow Dominican/s who made this video. Chad is representing Dominica to the fullest and we must respect that. Great job chad! we are all proud of u <3

  35. Anonymous
    June 7, 2012

    Good job Chad, models, dancers and film crew. Its impractical to expect perfection on a first video especially given that you’re still relatively a new artist. Keep striving, darling. Accept constructive feedback, aim high and remain humble. You all definitely have talent and canl go far. Love the song!! Video is crisp, has international appeal and that young lady in orange, woooosh totoosh is all I can say! Stunning! Support you wholeheartedly!!

  36. joannajinx
    June 7, 2012

    ummmm soo wasnt a bad attempt i must say………but dude u need to loose those tighs u hardly cud move in those jeans….a shirt on in the tub,lolzz,was kinda tacky didn bring sexy to the video bt i guess shirt of wuda been worst……..fair attempt on the dance……..but directors hello……..where is the greenery on the video yea i know we wanna keep it international bt lets try to give dominica a lil credit please a beautiful island like this i thing a scene could have been done to advertise us….. more….

  37. lovelytruth
    June 7, 2012

    Honestly i loveeeeeee this video it proves dominica has talent despite his name and whatever… but the boy have it! chad not fat … wat is your definition of ovrweight.. cuz he looking like a healthy teenager to me… and the hair looks retro and nice! the boy is a singer not a model! mind me right!

  38. breathawayyy!
    June 7, 2012

    LOVE EVRYTHING ABOUT THIS VIDEO…. ALLU IT WAS A GREAT TRY. DONT HATE APPRECIATE…. ATLEAS ALLU SAYIN IT IN A POSSITIVE TONE AND NOT NEGATIVE

  39. Jazzie
    June 7, 2012

    The song sounds alright although I don’t really care much for all these auto- tune nonsense… I think its just a cover up for people who don’t have the natural power in their voice. But props to you for trying… The dancing in the video needs some serious work. There’s no sex appeal… You need to hit the gym… and why are you wearing a shirt in the hot tub?? come on… work on that… and that tacky haircut needs to go… but good try… u could make it big… who knows… tons of artists nowadays are completely incompetent singers and overall performers but make it solely on the impact of their songs and their looks… impact you got… looks need a little work but there’s potential… good luck dude… if t pain could do it… so can you :lol:

    • PeOple
      June 7, 2012

      Stiles you contradicting yourself man…. Please the boy doh worry bout what your skinny thinks…. And is not condoms he selling you talking about sex….. He tryin something new and different.. What you want him to do sit down on a wall and sing to the clouds….

      Stop hatin, the boy enjoyin whatbhe does and he is inspiring people and the image is great and all but I get you looking like a wet rat! And the boy not that fat if he fat then Rick Ross and Sean Kingston huge!

    • lovelytruth
      June 7, 2012

      what nonsence you talking nuh…..! you stupid man?

    • blessed
      June 7, 2012

      well said………….i agree

    • the truth
      June 7, 2012

      He is great. Good job. Whoever u are get a life cause u kno u can’t do any better. :wink:

    • Mike
      June 7, 2012

      You make some constructive comments here. With regards to the voice, I don’t like the computer-mediated voices. I prefer to hear artists sing in their natural voices.

    • Possi.
      June 8, 2012

      My sentiments exactly. Gotta give the boy an A for the effort. The quality of the video was great. I actually thought it was shot in the states. However in an effort to help him get better, we have to give him constructive criticism. He really needs to tone up his body and the dance moves needs work. I’m not all for auto tune either.
      if i had to go on i’d be repeating all what u said. Good work chad but u can do much better.

    • truthandnothinbut
      June 8, 2012

      yeaa.. this above staement was alittle confusing i think jazzie want to find something ot hate…. the video is number one than nay other video from dominica and i thinkkk it was shot in layou…. he could do much better but rome wa snot built in a day… he is young he has to grow and learn.. he is not micheal jackson or rihanna!

  40. LapTe
    June 7, 2012

    Terrible dancing,..weak lyrics….auto tune….5/10…

    • PeOple
      June 7, 2012

      Oh shut up you hater… Go back in your hole

    • lovelytruth
      June 7, 2012

      amm you msut really hate when dominican artist do well…..! the boy dance fine to me!

      • June 15, 2012

        There is a difference between making it and making it well…. Chad is making it but he is not making it well enough, we criticize because we care, i am sure he also agrees that the video and song could be better.

    • truthandnothinbut
      June 8, 2012

      wat hate is this nuh… what a foolish comment!

    • nosence
      June 10, 2012

      it always had a retarded person to come and write a short stupid comment…. you cannot even write to explainw hat you want… cuz you hating somuch.. there is nothing to hate but you ust checkin yea let me hate mr cuz his video sick!

  41. BOB
    June 7, 2012

    AYE THE BOY REMIND ME OF VANILLA ICE!!!

  42. zafa dominic
    June 7, 2012

    real nice

  43. Opinion
    June 7, 2012

    Honestly I have no problem with the whole Dominican Artist. But, the dancing is off and some parts of this video just DONT MAKE SENSE!. I support local and think this is a great initiative, but if you doing it…do it well!

    • PeOple
      June 7, 2012

      Does anything in the world make sence when you tell me on thing that makes sence respond!

  44. Jaming
    June 7, 2012

    That dominique girl is a real video girl lol

    • honest-opinion
      June 8, 2012

      for real….groupie potential too haha!

  45. My2Sense
    June 7, 2012

    VIDEO:
    Recording quality 9/10
    Recording technique 8/10
    Concept/storyline 7/10

    SONG:
    Vocal recording 8/10
    Vocal overall 6/10
    Music 8.5/10

    Overall… a good job. Hats off to the 365 team and Chad.

  46. kelvin benjamin
    June 7, 2012

    Hey its nice to see a young man blossom in his music career. Regardless of what others may think, it a step in the right direction. God didn’t do it in day who ever say you could. keep working hard yound fella.

  47. smh
    June 7, 2012

    great lighting,cute dominicans ladies.Just work on the weight and the choreography; it was a bit poor but other than that.” I JUST LOVE YOUR FACIAL EXPRESSION !!! Just some construtive critism ok . All the Best ! :wink:

  48. keith rolle
    June 7, 2012

    big up CHAD

  49. GoodJob
    June 7, 2012

    Great Job Chad. Keep up the good work. Good to see young people doing something positive.

  50. PeOple
    June 7, 2012

    Love the video it has an international standard love the exotic Dominican models and love the dancing… Dont worry about the haters they just don’t like to see people move forward! We need to star supporting local artist and not beyonce and Justin beiber… This boy has the drive and creativity to move dominica forward. Let’s support him and give jack his jacket

    Big up on the tune can’t wait for the next single and video!

  51. producer101
    June 7, 2012

    WHOOOOO VEX LOST! that videoooooooooooo is AMAZINGGGG for Dominican Quality please no other artist ever tried anything like this…. big up to fully grown, dons and divas, 365mmp and Chad

    Yow them haterz just doh want you to move forward… you a good fella going big things and you love charity and people… so go for it. everybody else

  52. dominicen one love
    June 7, 2012

    BRO AM FROM D/A LIVING OUT THERE I MUST SAY HEARTS OFF TO YOUR GOOD WORK WE ALL MUST BE THANKFULL FOR OUR DOMINICANS THATS DOING GOOD HOME AND OUT THERE KEEP IT UP WE ALL MUST TAKE THE TIME OUT TO SEE THE GOOD PEOPLE FROM OUR SWEEEEEET DOMINICA AND THERE GOOD WORK. THANK YOU BRO

  53. not amusing
    June 7, 2012

    D.O.A

  54. Confused
    June 7, 2012

    Great video Chad…dancing is not your thing but a fair attempt there.Love the Video very well put together, it’s not a movie

  55. Critique
    June 7, 2012

    I would say that this is a step in the right direction. 365 MMP has yet again showed of his world class talent in music video directing and Chad has definitely showed off his potential. He has some work to put in still but it looks promising. Keep it up.

    • PeOple
      June 7, 2012

      This is great comment, I agree a little more work next time and it would be perfect, but then again nothing is perfect

  56. dunstan
    June 7, 2012

    Thickerz in the video… nice!
    no, i’m not talking about him. smh.

    • producer101
      June 7, 2012

      yea the models do look very sexy.. dominican export boy!

  57. Del
    June 7, 2012

    Great Chad. Keep up striving for teh best.

  58. Water
    June 7, 2012

    love the tune and was awaiting the video. It is here and I must say SUPERB!Love it. Thumbs up to Chad, 365 MMP and all involved. Niiiccee

  59. Video guy
    June 7, 2012

    Vid looks ight but the tight pants and the dancing….didn’t work out too well

    • Valhalla
      June 7, 2012

      Props to the company that recorded the video, and to Chad for a tight song. But the video in my opinion doesn’t reflect the song very well. Less dancing, more chemistry with the models, after all the song is about a guy having chemistry with a girl right?

      • observing
        June 7, 2012

        Or is it? Hmmmm *strokes chin*

      • PeOple
        June 7, 2012

        The video just nice who cares wat the story about lol enjoy quality

    • breathawayyy!
      June 7, 2012

      woosh my song that there lol give it tooo me!

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