British folktronica singer-songwriter and producer Chantitown has returned with the release of her new single ‘Strong In Broken Places’ taken from her upcoming EP, Camouflage to be released 11 October. The single was produced and composed by both Jim Hustwit (Universal Music, National Theatre, Almeida Theatre) and Chantitown herself.
Her method of songwriting is clear when you hear the start of ‘Strong In Broken Place’ with a rhythm in the lyrics and statement that could only come through poetry. The song is a beautiful combination of the ethereal, magical like quality in her previous work and the “strong” statement coming across in her voice and the reverbs. The result of her poetic work mixing with her music can only be described as folktronica meets synth-pop, creating a unique sound that serves to inspire other artists, just as she has been inspired before them. Throughout the song, there’s a series of clicks and claps that set the rhythm, which also set up a reference to spoken word poetry forums and the accompanying clicks that come when a piece particularly moves the audience.
“I like playing with words, rhythm and sounds. I felt this song lent itself well to be sung as if I was reading a poem. Strong in Broken Places comes from an honest place, I think you can hear the truth right until the very end.“