Rachel Chinouriri has shared the first taste of her debut album, homesick new single ‘The Hills’

It arrives with news of her biggest London headline show to date, too.
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Rachel Chinouriri has shared a brand new single and video, ‘The Hills’.

The track marks the first taster from her debut album, due in 2024, and arrives with news of her biggest London headline show to date at London’s KOKO on 6th March.

Rachel says of the track: “I wrote The Hills about the feeling of not belonging and being out of place. I was in LA having a pretty terrible time. I didn’t feel like I connected with many people musically or in general, and I was stressed out about lots of things in my personal life. I also love being at home, and felt very out of place.

“After a month in LA, I was having my last session and it was going very bad… I was texting Aaron Shadrow in the session… one of the few people I really connected with creatively, we made a plan to leave and he took me to his house and I just told him how I felt. He just started playing the guitar and drums and I started writing about how I felt and in that moment I realised the UK truly is my home.

“Despite how alienated I’ve felt at times because of my race, battles and experiences, in that moment I realised where I enjoyed being was around my friends and loved ones in London. I was writing this in the hills and I felt like no matter how beautiful of a home I was in, in the LA hills, I stuck out like a sore thumb and that was the beginning of the end of this album… a project I started with a song about how I wanted to find my home.”

Check it out below.

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