Her debut release 'I'll Lose My Head' b/w 'My Friend' was warmly received; described as “heartbreaking and spine tingling hymns” by Wonderland Magazine and “channelling the hymnal qualities of Cat’s Eyes with the dense vocals of Medúlla-era Björk” by The Line of Best Fit. Bristol Live Magazine hailed her "the city’s most exciting new act".
'I' sees a leap in confidence in both her songwriting and production. Chaouche's soulful, emotive vocals are supported by delicate splashes of fx, piano and pizzicato cello. Electronic drums, prominent in the mix, provide the heartbeat to a modern yet timeless song. Lyrically, 'I' deals with issues of being a victim and how the repercussions can change your life in ways you least expect.
Aisha Chaouche spent her childhood growing up in Swansea before moving to Bristol where she studied at BIMM music college. Chaouche lists Bjork, Sufjan Stevens and Rufus Wainwright amongst her influences and is also heavily inspired by film composers such as Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman. The piano features prominently in her music and is bolstered by deftly applied production of electronic and acoustic sounds and effects, her own massed harmonies, cello and violin.
“The overarching theme of my songs is “healing". Collectively my songs contribute to a greater understanding of particular issues I found overbearing and traumatising as a child and young adult. Each song is dedicated to a memory or experience that has come from a negative source that’s ultimately been turned into a strength."
01. Chaouche - I