At the heart of Australian artist Chymes’ newest EP Karma, is the complex, darker side of female friendship, an often overlooked topic reserved only for TV melodrama. As Chymesdescribes it, female friendships are more like relationships, with all the love, toxicity, and breakups that go with. “I struggled with that so much,” she says. “So why not write about it?” The result is a darkly biting and sumptuous record. Pulsing deep bass and intoxicating rhythms provide the EP’s foundation as Chymes unfolds a story of betrayal, obsession, and personal growth. With the pop chops of Ariana, the dreaminess of Lana and the darker undertones of Billie, Chymes is a powerhouse artist on the rise.