Australian Alt-Pop Artist Chymes Shares New Single
August 23, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Today, Australian alternative pop artist Chymes shares her new single, “Love Me Like You Hate Me;” a desperate lover’s plea entangled in soft-spoken lyrics and fluttering beats. It is the first new release since her debut EP, Hell & Divine, was dropped earlier this year.
Chymes adds, “The lyrics in the song are very raw. This track is about that feeling of being between spaces in a relationship, telling a story of when your partner’s feelings are dissipating, there’s no direction, and everything feels confusing. It’s kind of saying ‘give me a sign or something, love me or hate me, either way I’m yours.’ It can be a really dark and sad place to be in with somebody, but I wanted this track to feel intimate and have this sense of simplicity, like there’s nothing left to do or say, only the question of ‘what are we?’ and ‘what happens now?’.”
LISTEN + SHARE “LOVE ME LIKE YOU HATE ME”:
With an ever-growing fan base across the globe following a tweet from BTS star Jungkook, Chymes has been streamed over 30 million times across Apple and Spotify. Her previous releases, “Euphoria” and “Sleepless,” have been featured in numerous Spotify editorial playlists, including “New Pop Revolution,” and earlier tracks “Dreaming” and “Wild” were featured on drama series Good Trouble. Her EP, Hell & Divine, was praised by tastemakers like Flaunt, Pilerats, Cool Accidents, Purple Sneakers, Parade, and more. Before touring was halted due to Covid-19, she had supported Winston Surfshirt, The Preatures, Lastlings, Tigertown, Alice Ivy, Bad Pony, Evan Klar, San Mei, Austen, and more.
WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING:
“Australian alternative pop artist Chymes is here to bless the world with her undeniable charm and vocals.” – Flaunt
“addictive pop sensibilities” – Tone Deaf
“Thick with vocal chops and shimmering synth” – Pilerats
“The song highlights her light and airy vocals that float over a minimalist pop setting.” – Parade
“Packed with hard-hitting beats, Death Wish is a showcase for the pitch-perfect vocals of Chymes.” – Happy