Australian Alt-Pop Artist Chymes Shares Video For “Death Wish”

April 20, 2021 BY Nettwerk

Today, Australian alternative pop artist Chymes shares her hypnotic new single “Death Wish,” the latest track from her new EP, Hell & Divine, set for release on May 28, 2021. The EP is an energizing whirl of power struggles and finding one’s voice, offering an intriguing push-and-pull of ethereal vocals mingled with assertive beats.  

She explains the inspiration, “This song’s idea started from the moment when your mother scolds you for doing something stupid and says ‘have you got a death wish?!’ It’s about being desperately attached to someone or something that is bad for you and doesn’t do anything good in your life, but the adrenaline of the danger is addictive and makes you feel alive. I kind of relate this song to my battle with my anxiety disorder. It is definitely this awful thing that is attached to me, or that I’m attached to, and I can’t get rid of it. It fuels my everyday motions and I know it’s not healthy but it’s hard to fight it.”


With an ever-growing fan base across the globe following a tweet from BTS star Jungkook, Chymes has been streamed over 8 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. 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.