TUNE Jess Chalker - Secrets
Following her Hype Machine-charting release of Dance in the Rain last year, London-based Australian singer-songwriter/producer Jess Chalker releases her follow-up single, the sparkling and ’80s influenced Secrets.
Secrets was produced by Jess Chalker and frequent collaborator, Ox Why, with the pair playing all instruments. The track was mixed by LA-based Billy Centenaro (Lukas Nelson) and mastered by London’s John Davis (Lana del Rey, Led Zeppelin).
‘I wrote Secrets as a bit of fun, thinking it would be cool to write something kooky and danceable, kind of like an indie-er, 2020 version of Hey Mickey,’ said Chalker.
‘I also love that lyrically and musically Secrets feels really light and playful; it’s a nice flip against a concept that might have otherwise taken itself a bit too seriously.’
Musically and vocally, the track's sonics evoke artists like Haim, Blondie, Chairlift, and Fleetwood Mac, with Chalker’s occasionally Bush-esque vocals swooping above glossy synths, bold guitar lines and memorable hooks.