Australian Artist CHYMES Shares New Single “Gasoline” Off Upcoming EP ‘Karma’
April 8, 2022 BY Claire Julian
Today, Australian alternative pop artist Chymes shares her new single “Gasoline” off of her upcoming EP, Karma, (out May 13, 2022.) When asked about the club-ready single Chymes says, “It starts off feeling a bit somber with dreamy guitars and vocals, describing a relationship that lives off of gaslighting and manipulation. It’s about that feeling of being pushed to your absolute limit and then turning around and saying ‘you think I’m crazy? Let me show you crazy,’ and when the chorus comes it hits hard, exactly like that moment when you flip. I’ve been in way too many friendships and relationships where it really thrived off that toxicity and I wanted to put into song form the moment when you finally snap and give in to the crazy version of you.”
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Like the single, “Gasoline,” the Karma EP focuses on the complex, darker side of female friendship. Chymes explains, “This EP feels like it’s my Taylor Swift ‘Reputation’ era – I’m calling out the people who hurt me and the friends who did me wrong and I feel like I’ve never been more explicit in my storytelling, it’s super personal. It’s a therapeutic EP about shitty friendships and relationships I’ve had, and the journey of going from feeling crazy, heartbroken, and lost and then healing from it all and cutting those toxic people from my life.”
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 debut 2021 EP, Hell & Divine, was praised by tastemakers like Flaunt, Pilerats, Cool Accidents, Purple Sneakers, Parade, and more. She has supported Winston Surfshirt, The Preatures, Lastlings, Tigertown, Alice Ivy, Bad Pony, Evan Klar, San Mei, Austen, and more.