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INTERVIEW: Chay Snowdon + Exclusive Premiere of “Mon Cheri” Video

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Very well thank you, thanks for having us!

Can you talk to us more about your latest singles “Mon Cheri” and “Sha La La”?

Sure thing! Mon Cheri is about admiring someone who just goes off traveling to see the world, but also being a little bit envious that you haven’t gone a long for the ride.

Sha La La is a slower song that follows two people on a night out together and having the time of their lives.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write these songs?

For ‘Sha La La’ it was more of a series of events. Seeing how lots of couples interact on nights out was what inspired me to write it.

There wasn’t a particular event for ‘Mon Cheri’, I just knew lots of people going off travelling and I really admired that, but also slightly jealous! Oh well, maybe one day …

Are they both connected in any way, say by the themes or something else?

In a way yes. They both have similar themes of admiring someone for doing exactly what they want to do. Athough overall both songs have different subject matters on the surface, the theme of admiration runs through both tunes.

How was the recording and writing process?

‘Sha La La’ was actually written a few years ago and it was a regular feature of our live set. Whereas ‘Mon Cheri’ was written and recorded in fairly quick succession. We had a bit of studio time left after recording ‘Mon Cheri’ so we decided to also record ‘Sha La La’. We were very happy with how it came out, so that’s when the idea of putting both tracks out came about, turning it into our first ever double release.

What role does the UK play in your music?

A huge part of my lyrical inspiration comes from things I witness within the UK in day to day life … So the UK has a huge role to play, I don’t think I’d have half as many songs without it!

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

I’m always writing new tunes, some make the cut and some don’t. So in a round about way, we are constantly gearing up to release more material.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

Not as of yet … I always get titles in my head that I think I love, then when I’ve lived with it for a while I tend to go off of it.

Any plans to hit the road?

We are always planning on hitting the road! We will definitely be going out on tour again this year, we absolutely love playing in loads of different cities.

What else is happening next in Chay Snowdon’s world?

We plan on playing as many festivals as possible, we love the festival circuit. It’s also really early in the year, so who knows maybe there will be another music release in 2019…

In addition to this interview, the team band team up with the magazine for an exclusive look at their new music video for their latest single “Mon Cheri,” a visually interesting video that uses chroma keys, pop-art and blends it perfectly with what you will expect from a performance video.

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