Welsh singer-songwriter may have been hiding her stunning voice within the valleys for a while, but now she's ready to break out with her latest single 'Dirty Love', which does not disappoint.
Having teamed up with renowned producer, David Ezra, who previously worked with X-Factor finalists, Reggie and Bollie, Chey has been able to combine her talented vocals and songwriting abilities with the professional expertise needed to create a great pop song.
Whilst we might put up the encompassing 'pop umbrella' over Chey's music, there is a distinctive 90s edge in 'Dirty Love' that takes listeners back to a time when pop music was a whole different (arguably, more melodic) animal. Employing ice-cold string sections and whispered vocals during the verses, there is something very Portishead about the style of the track, yet it also has the power to feel at home as a James Bond soundtrack- it's just got that sort of vibe.
Chey notes that “I wanted this song to emphasise the power of a woman, and how she uses her sexuality to get what she wants” and the notion of power is quite evident as the song builds into a potent chorus of roaring vocals and resonating electric guitar.
The singer also explains that “Dirty Love was written in the heat of the moment. Having feelings about someone else can sometimes be the trigger you need to move on from the relationship you’re in. I recorded the vocals the same day it was written to reflect the emotion I was feeling at that time. I wanted the single to be raw and edgy and convey as much passion as possible.” For a song that was written and recorded in the heat of the moment, 'Dirty Love' is the genuine article. There is a professionalism about the production and recording of the track that demonstrates Chey's musical qualities and what we can expect from her in the future. Move over Adele, there's a new girl in town.
'Dirty Love' is set for official release on 20th January 2017 and you can find out more on Chey here: