Alice Chater returns with her shimmering new single “Tonight”, released today via Virgin EMI Records.
Produced by Mark Ralph (Years & Years, Clean Bandit), “Tonight” is a super-catchy summer banger that Alice and Martin Terefe (Shawn Mendes, Christina Aguilera) wrote the day after a major event took place in London and made everyone take stock.
“We were reflecting on life, and thinking about what we’d want to do if this was our last day on earth. I was like, ‘I’d want to be with the person I love, and live my life to the absolute fullest until the very last second.’ And that’s really where the song came from,” Alice recalls.
The video for Tonight” features the epic choreography and high-concept visuals that her growing fanbase has come to expect. Alice has a creative concept credit on the video – an important milestone for an artist who wants to keep progressing and developing the skills she needs to direct a video and, in time, a film. “This video is my version of a coven,” she explains. “We hired this big mansion to film in, and the video shows me and my witches doing ouija boards and spells and full-on choreography in different rooms. We’re all wearing very high-fashion, Vogue-style outfits, so it’s probably not like any coven you’ve seen before!”
This summer, she’s won over more new fans with full-throttle performances at Mighty Hoopla festival and Celine Dion’s huge Hyde Park show. “I make vocal-driven pop music,” she says. “I’m all about pop with powerhouse vocals.” This weekend she plays Brighton Pride alongside Kylie before setting out on her first UK headline tour in September.
For the future, Alice has been working with producers such as will.i.am, MYKL (Zayn), and Rami Yacoub and Carl Falk (Ariana Grande, One Direction).
Alice’s first ever video featured a giant CGI spider with an “A” on its back to represent her “fierce side”. As an artist, she doesn’t really do low-key.
“I love high-concept videos which have epic choreography,” the future pop queen says. “I love choreography that’s technical and beautiful and really makes you feel something. And when I perform, I just naturally want to dance – I’ve been dancing since I was little. Growing up, I loved the artists who made sure their dancing was just as high-standard as their singing, so it’s a really integral part of who I am as an artist.”