Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Celine has released 6 new tracks through her sophomore EP, “sad, but not really,” this Nov 3. You are going to find a whole lot of reflections on this EP as the singer perches on love and life.
The opening track, “24,” provides a glimpse into the artist’s rather introspective mood on her 24th birthday. She diverts from the celebratory aspect, baring her emotions in folk-pop acoustic finger-picking and piano. A soothing synth gushes to produce a chill atmosphere. She showcases her perspective on the line, “Maybe I’m creatively wasting time,” and captures the vulnerability.
Moving through the EP, “Mirage” stands out as an alt/indie pop gem exploring the dynamics of an indifferent relationship. The song carries a cinematic and romantic side, which is the dramatic irony hidden in the lyrics if you really listen. Her voice is thick and luscious. Behind her melodious vocals, grainy vocals reverberate with a sighing heave. The lyrics intrigue, especially the line, “Loving you used to feel so exciting but we left it alone.” The bass line drives with punches to the textured synth. With the lofi/indie drum kit and piano melodies, the song transforms into an absolute catchy bop.
Chantal Celine distinguishes herself by merging acoustic and electric elements. She takes charge of the entire creative process, writing, recording, and producing her music. This hands-on approach infuses each track with a palpable authenticity.
In “sad, but not really,” Chantal Celine gets us swooning with vivid and whimsical lyricism. The EP resonates with genuine emotions that are relatable yet uniquely demonstrated through her music.
Review By: Naomi Joan