REVIEW album Chayla Hope Damn, Feelings

Drawing Deep Inspiration For Debut Album

Damn, Feelings

Chayla Hope

Chayla Hope’s new album 'Damn, Feelings' draws inspiration from Gwen Stefani, Cher, Robyn, Kate Bush, David Bowie and Annie Lennox.

Throughout her life, Chayla has had to overcome obstacles like heartbreak and trauma by dressing up, performing, and powering through by sheer force of her artistic and creative vision. She has long been fascinated by the juxtaposition of happy music masking sad lyrics, exploring the complicated nature of human experience through its most common facet: feelings. Singles “Love in Lo-Fi,” “Falling,” “Forget Me Not” and “High”—all mixed by 10-time GRAMMY award winner Josh Gudwin (Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa)—are early tastes of her debut album Damn, Feelings.

Hope has a knack for finding those melodies that hit the sweet spot, making me think that I have heard these songs and vocals before as she has such an individual familiarity and charm which immediately grasps then holds my attention. ‘Alone’, focus track for the album, is catchy, rhythmic and uplifting. Fans of MUNA and Christine and the Queens will be absolutely besotted by Chayla, and ‘Alone’ alongside her first LP, will be an ever resonating success in modern pop.