London based R&B-Pop singer-songwrite Chess Galea is waiting for her big break in ‘Amber Lights’
Waiting for the green light to become an overnight sensation, Chess Galea’s new single ‘Amber Lights’ could make her a commercial success.
Building a name for herself in her own right with love sessions across BBC Radio and BBC TV, Chess is also known for her work as a session vocalist working with the likes of Jack Savoretti.
Blending tight guitar lines, swaying beats, electronic bass and washy synths, Chess builds a vibey, melancholic R&B soundscape contrasted expertly with her direct, pop-infused vocal lines.
Telling us everything about the new single, Chess exclaims, “I wrote Amber Lights with Lily Lyons, who I met through after an all women’s virtual songwriting camp in March 2021 during the pandemic.
She’s in LA (and so is my producer Jeff) and I’m in London but despite the physical distance, we still managed to create such a vulnerable and intimate song.
Amber Lights explores the cagings of anxiety, especially social anxiety, and self-doubt. Amber Lights represent that hesitation, that getting ready to go but not quite making it, that slowing down because you don’t quite have the courage or strength to be totally yourself.
It’s funny because the title came before the concept of the song. I was walking home from the train station one day and passed traffic lights thinking – Hmm, Amber Lights seems like a cool name for a song…”
Beautifully executed and emotionally endearing too, ‘Amber Lights’ is best described as legendary.