Friday, May 20, 2016

Cheney - Astronomy

With a sound that has been described as a cross between The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey, over half a million streams on Soundcloud already under her belt, and early support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra and iHeart Radio, as well as collaborations with the likes of Obeson, Blinkie and Kasbo, fast-rising 21-year-old London-based singer/songwriter Cheney is one of the most exciting young voices capturing the hearts and minds of music lovers in 2016.

Presented by exciting new London-based independent label, The Good Vibe, who have been working with an impressive array of artists including Elhae, Oh Wonder, Azekel and Warren Xclnce (Etta Bond, Snakehips) among others. Cheney has today announced her forthcoming debut EP, The Coming, which is due for release on June 17th. Already buoyed by her previously released offering "All About You", The Coming EP also boasts her dark and brooding new single, "Astronomy", produced by emerging London musician and producer Sound Of Fractures (Ritual, RAYE, Jay Prince, Aiden Grimshaw).

Led by a gloriously ethereal and gripping musical backdrop of dense basslines, tinkering drum patterns and brooding vocal melodies, "Astronomy" sees Cheney bemoaning her ex-lover and all of his 'drama' in [the most] fiery fashion, as she sings, "I don’t want another f**kboi... I need myself a man". Underpinning the captivating music and her relatable lyrics, Cheney's soothing tone and beautiful vocals come to the fore, to excellent effect.

Speaking about "Astronomy" and its inspiration, Cheney says:

"I wrote 'Astronomy' for the ladies. Reminiscing over the boy-drama I've had, and how over it I was, I was thinking about how a lot of girls let boys determine their worth, when that isn't how it should be. I wanted to write a song for girls to realise that they determine their self worth, and nobody else. I want them to know it and own it."

Listen to "Astronomy" below.

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