Aussie upstart, Chela is clearly going places. Having signed to Kitsune, the Australian synth-pop singer has just released her second single via the Parisian label with remixes from HBF favourite Clancy, Keljet, Knuckle G, Nick Lynar and Sable.
Alongside the single there’s a video too which plays out like “a club scenario turned inside out, where casual characters get replaced with the cast of a horror movie. Smoke gets in the eyes, laser pyrotechnics split open the senses. Retro-fused to boot, it gives the best insight yet into the madness behind Chela’s brilliant craft.”
Written and composed by Chela & Le Bruce and produced by Le Bruce, “Zero” is a single for the hopeless romantic in all of us. “We can punch the air together to this,” Chela says about the track.
Now that’s ‘Zero’ is out we asked Chela to put together a playlist of her Top 10 guilty pleasures that have inspired her throughout her career.
Chela’s ‘Zero’ is out now via Kitsune.
King Of Wishful Thinking – Go West
“BEST song for trying to get over someone, note the word ‘trying’. I was a huge fan of Pretty Woman so this quickly became one of my own life soundtracks.”
He Wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton
“I remember being too young to understand what this song was really about when it came out, but I loved it. My sister and I would dance around the lounge room singing it. I can’t get enough of that sharp beat with the cut up guitar strumming, so rhythmic and dynamic.”
Miami – Will Smith
“If I make it to Miami and it’s not how it looks in this music video I’m a be pissed.”
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
“I’m always a sucker for that funky chicken grease guitar. They really captured the perfect celebrating spirit in this song.”
Dancing In The Moonlight – Elvis Costello
“This song has a stigma due to the corny 90’s cover by Toploader, but I’m still in love with it. I’m not usually one for electric piano but in this it does sound like what the moon looks like to me.”
Faith – George Michael
“My highschool sweetheart was a boy with fiery red hair. I was only 13 and I wanted him to tell me that he loved me but he didn’t for a while. One day he called my phone whilst I was at home and he simply played this song from start to finish, no words said. That was the first time I heard it, and that was all I needed.”
I’m So Excited – Donna Summers
“This is of my ultimate pre-party songs. I love the simple, hard-hitting beat and the sweet piano solo.”
You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
“This is one of my favourite songs to dance to, it has that swing. And his voice, if I was a man I’d want this voice. It has such a genuine quality.”
You Rock My World – Michael Jackson
“Another one of my favourite songs to dance to, in a slow-jam kinda way. I love how rhythmic Michael’s voice is.”
Remix To Ignition – R.Kelly
“I want to hate R. Kelly for being such a creep, but his voice is just so smooth. Ugh, sometimes you gotta give in.”