CHELSEA WARNER arrives with introspective and soulful debut EP ‘DRAMA’ Out now
At just 20 years old, Chelsea Warner has struck gold, with her luscious and smooth debut EP, ‘Drama’.
A coming of age release manifested into existence, ‘Drama’ is the melodic actualisation of the theatre of growing up, entering the world and feeling the burn of society’s spotlight.
With the power of Universal Publishing (Ruel, Gang Of Youths) & Right Hand Management (Vera Blue, Xavier Rudd) guiding her, it’s only a matter of time before the silky smooth vocals and shimmering melodies of Chelsea Warner floats into the hearts, minds (and ears) of all those who listen.
‘Drama’ was produced by Chelsea Warner, with support from pop/Alt-R&B artist, songwriter and producer, Maribelle (Vetta Borne) with Matt ‘Xiro’ Fioravanti (Kymie, Tasman Keith, Kwame) working across the EP as well.
“From re-working songs I wrote when I was 16 to starting new tracks completely from scratch, I was able to reflect on the turbulent formative years of my young adulthood and look back at them with retrospect and nostalgia, while also being not quite yet removed. As I delved deeper into my own experiences, the EP slowly became about the invisible audience of adolescence and the coming of age expectations put onto young girls, with the world constantly feeling like a high-stakes stage.
For fans of alt-R&B acts such as Solange, KAYTRANADA and Milan Ring, Chelsea Warner’s debut EP ‘Drama’ sets her apart in Australia’s expanding R&B scene. The EP features a collection of songs from a young woman evolving from girlhood to a more well rounded brilliant R&B artist in the making.
“I’m excited to share some of my most refined production yet; I put a lot of love and energy into every little detail of this record. ‘Drama’, the first single off the EP, set the tone for this, with ‘Not In The Mood’ continuing my narrative of self-exploration.”
Recent projects with Sydney’s Anieszka (‘Presence’, ‘True’) and Melbourne’s Xirita (‘Burnt Toast’), as well as supporting the likes of Hope D, Eluera and Abby Bella May live, have seen Chelsea’s profile grow significantly locally, while also working with noted French producer Roman Kouder on his latest album.
For Sydney fans, Chelsea Warner will be headlining her first show in November as part of the BLOOM series at The Lord Gladstone.
Friday, November 12, The Lord Gladstone, Sydney
PRAISE FOR CHELSEA WARNER
“Chelsea’s got the vision and skills as a producer, player, writer and singer to realise that vision. When she sings about “eyes on me”? Only a matter of time.”
Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed
“It’s catwalk level smooth and suave sounds from Chelsea!”
Declan Byrne, Triple j
Drama: “The track was written, recorded and produced entirely by Warner, and sports a heady, atmospheric energy that allows her soaring lead vocal to own the spotlight.”
“Australia’s future is going to be full of R&B stars… Chelsea Warner is someone that in 2020, is making herself known as one to watch and joining this legion of future names.”
“The new single (Drama) is buoyed by Warner’s silky vocals and mellow instrumentation – shimmering, understated keys and a slinky bass line making up a lot of the track’s backbone.”
“Alluring, velvety, sophisticated alt-pop that coos hazy trip hop, R&B vibes, Sydney artist Chelsea Warner’s first release of 2021 is ‘Drama’.”
“With such an impressive catalogue already, Chelsea Warner continues to prove herself as a major figure to keep an eye on in the future.”
“The tune sees the multi instrumentalist wonder flex those expansive production chops on us in tandem with her precision as a songwriter” –
Life Without Andy