The track sees the outfit exorcise the demons of a failed relationship
Having grown from a solo project of Chelsea Gilliland’s to a fully formed rock band fronted by her, Nashville outfit CHLSY have showcased the bite and charm of their 90s tinged sound on latest release ‘No (Hard) Feelings’.
The track is a cathartic exorcism of a failed relationship, and the fallout that has followed. From its slow burning build to the crashing wall of guitars that accentuate its melodic and catchy choruses, the track is affecting and engaging and comes with a really affable charm. Chelsea’s vocals feel both all-encompassing and effortlessly candid and thoughtful, both larger than life and possessing a relatable vulnerability. ‘No *Hard) Feelings’ is a journey, a whirlwind track detailing the euphoria and disarray of a rapid-fire situationship, set to a backdrop of irresistible indie rock.
“It was a cataclysmic love. Turbulent, spiraling, disastrous. It was the kind of love that awakens the soul. An overwhelming, overpowering, all encompassing obsession. If you asked him, I wonder if he would say the same. Or perhaps my euphoric infatuation was solely induced by drugs, by the adrenaline of touring. Regardless, it was never about him. Granted, he was a pivotal part of the love. His presence was, indeed, crucial. But it was never about him. He was simply the catalyst in my experiment. In my venture into love. He was the proof I needed. Proof of just how deeply I could love another being. And proof that I could let him go. Proof of my strength. Proof of my compassion. Proof of my depth. And for that, I am grateful for the experience.” Chelsea explained in her soon-to-be-released novel, Karmic Debt, detailing the story behind the concept album that will follow this single release.