In the eerie tones of “Disappear,” Chanel Loren declares her value.
Chanel Loren returns with her sophomore single, “Disappear,” which takes introspective ’90s nostalgia and makes it her own.
Chanel Loren’s vision of how the world should work was inverted at an early age. She was born to Caribbean parents in Catford, South-East London, and moved to Sydney, Australia, when she was 17 years old, where she faced many obstacles. “Being in survival mode took a toll on my identity,” she tells BEST FIT. “I never realized how much I impeded my growth by attempting to blend in because I was too different, but now I’m attempting to accept my distinct qualities and experiences from living in two places.”
Loren is older now, and her songs convey a strong feeling of self-identity. Her music, which is influenced by the subtle voices of R&B and soul, has the breadth that fans of Erykah Badu and Jill Scott have come to expect — smooth harmonies, playful contemplation, and a gospel edge.
Her talents from her previous studies at the BRIT school were eventually sharpened as her confidence developed as she found refuge in music. “I’ve always wanted to be a musician, but I never thought I was talented enough. I released a demo on SoundCloud in 2016 with no promotion, yet the response from my peers was better than I had anticipated! I realized I had’something,’ and I resolved to improve my skill and have a better understanding of my voice and style in order to pursue music full-time.”
“Playlist,” her debut single, was a good introduction to her wheelhouse, which included themes of heartbreak, rejection, lessons, and self-doubt. “I imagined I’d feel different after the first release,” she says of the first, “but I’m still just me!” Loren slows things down on her new track, “Disappear,” to let go of a deadbeat affair.
“You are so blind / Wasting my time / Aren’t I enough?” she sings with emotion, and her queries are merited. Loren, on the other hand, is all about theatrics, as she employs the image of pantomime to highlight gaps.
“‘Disappear’ is about embracing the end of a bond,” she says about the song. It’s pointless, embarrassing, and a recipe for catastrophe to explain how you should be loved. Taking the L and ghosting is sometimes necessary (disappear). I made the track in a session a while ago, but it sat dormant until I connected with producer GXNXVS, who completely transformed it.”
Chanel Loren is keeping it real by reminding us of her time, worth, and talent.