‘Cold’ is the next single from CHIMES and is due for release on 31st MarchonM:UK. Listen here
Whilst ‘Cold’ comfortably fits alongside some of pop’s finest songs, the driving energy of ‘Cold’ also borders into the realms of EDM, with its spirited lyrics, tropical-tinged keys and delightful drums that build to a highly electric crescendo.
The release follows on from the dance-led ‘Wolves’, which has received great pick up from the likes of Dancing Astronaut, Kick Kick Snare and This Song Slaps, with the track being added to Spotify’s Weekly Buzz playlist and BBC Introducing’s Record Of The Week.
Former track ‘Pieces’has received hundreds of thousands of streams, as well as support from Mr Suicide Sheep, having surpassed over a million plays on Mr Suicide Sheep’s YouTube channel alone.
CHIMES is thecollaboration between London based duo, pop producer Jamie Draper and multi-genre songwriter/vocalist, Paul Aiden.
With Draper’s love of dance and pop, and Aiden’s experience working within the genres of EDM, folk, rock, R&B and pop, CHIMES is perhaps an unsurprising match, but their creative chemistry and shared love of constructing credible, commercial songs with international appeal is what makes them so unique.
The duo formed in 2014, following speculative songwriting sessions. Since then, Draper and Aiden have been busy applying the skills acquired from working with global artists (Draper has written singles for Cheryl, Låpsley, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora and Little Mix, and Aiden has appeared as a featured artist on top releases worldwide) into making the kind of songs that they are both passionate about.
As Draper explains, “there was space for something new, fresh and powerful to make a mark”, but it’s not just about creation of music for CHIMES; it’s also about the performance.
Live, CHIMES put on an energeticshow, creating a special experience that involves maximum audience participation. Their last gigwas a sold out headline show at The Old Blue Last in London, and they expect to make an even bigger splash this year, proving that CHIMES are well on their way as becoming one of the most promising artists of 2017.