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Sounds | Ché Aimee Dorval - Falling Under

Van een wat donker, dromerige song naar dit vrolijke deuntje, ondanks het allesbehalve luchtige thema. Eén van mijn nieuwe ontdekkingen lijkt diverse stemmingen in haar nummers te brengen, wat tot een boeiend debuutalbum kan leiden. Ik blijf benieuwd.

The Crowned verschijnt op 19 januari 2023 via Icons Creating Evil Art.


“Falling Under is about the pain and heartbreak of watching someone you love lose themselves to addiction, no matter how much love, support and energy you put into trying to help them out of it,” she says. “It’s about coming to terms with the fact that your efforts are only enabling their descent, and in turn they’re dragging you down with them.”

- Ché

Ché Aimee Dorval was raised in Vancouver by her mother, a plethora of hippie Aunts, punk rock Uncles and a colourful extended family. Think Little House on the Prairie meets the Lost Boys. Ché's childhood was one of constant creativity and adventure, instilling in her a strong sense of individualism that she took out into the world and onto the stages of local clubs in Vancouver. She lived the troubadour life and became embroiled in the Toronto indie music scene. As she grew and spread her wings, music took her around the world, both as a solo artist and with her critically acclaimed band 'Casualties of Cool', a joint venture with prog behemoth Devin Townsend, who she recently collaborated with again by featuring on his latest album ‘Lightwork’ alongside Nile Rodgers.

The nomadic lifestyle led to her working in LA with hitmakers Greg Wells, David Foster and Kara Dioguardi; performing with Michael Bublé, Kim Churchill and Dan Mangan and releasing music with industry heavyweights Andrew Loog Oldham (Rolling Stones) and Tom Sarig (Lou Reed).

Blood Red Son is the first single to be taken from her forthcoming album The Crowned. As Ché gears up for its release, we find her at her most ambitious & gregarious. It shows a side to her seldom seen before. Confidence and determination pulses through the songs, signalling the birth of a new era for Ché. Inspired by her love of Trip Hop, Folktronica and Soul, The Crowned has Ché’s signature all over it whilst reaching out into new sonic environments.

Pre-pandemic, Ché was working with Bob Rock, who produced half of the album. When we emerged from lockdown, Ché had self-produced the rest. This album tells a story of an artist’s evolution and growth.

As the first signing to the newly launched UK arm of leading independent label Icons Creating Evil Art, Ché is set to take 2022 by storm.

You are looking at a woman who still has the same sense of individualism instilled by her family, now combined with a drive and vision that is growing increasingly rare in this day and age. An artist in the truest sense of the word, a product of passion and not curation.


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