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Australian Music Prize Nominee 2019


Chelsea Wilson is back with her highly anticipated second album Chasing Gold out Friday 15 March via House of Valerie Joan. The album is her first long play release since 2014’s I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me, which was named #2 Album of the Year on ABC Radio National and nominated for Best Soul Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014.


Co-Produced by ARIA nominated composer/ bassist Ross McHenry (The Shaolin Afronauts), Chasing Gold sees Chelsea move away from her previous sound and move into the rare-groove territory, fusing her love of early disco, epic pop and jazz. Continuing her evolution as an artist, add into the mix an impressive list of local musical collaborators including Andy Boyle, Audrey Powne and Adam Rudegeair who have co-written a handful of songs.  The album also features lush string orchestration arranged by Ross Irwin (The Bamboos) and backing vocals by Jason Heerah and Thando Sikwila.


The album’s opener ‘Real Love’ is a sweeping rare groove love odyssey, that has garnered international airplay including spins on BBC6, Delite Radio, Starpoint, Mi-Soul and Jazz FM in the UK, hitting #12 on the UK Soul Chart.  Second single ‘Breaking Down’ is a deeply personal song about an abusive domestic relationship and sees Chelsea at her most heartfelt expressing her life challenges and triumphs through music. Other feature tracks ‘Give You Up’
is a heady Studio 54 style disco track about an insatiable sexual relationship and, ‘Nothing Can Come Between This Love Tonight’ is dedicated to the survivors of the ‘Pulse’ nightclub Orlando massacre of 2016, celebrating equal love and LGBTIQ rights.


Chasing Gold Album Credits


Produced by Ross McHenry and Chelsea Wilson.
String Arrangements by Ross Irwin and Andy Boyle.
Engineered and Mixed by Tom Barnes at Chapel Lane/Mixmasters.
Vocals and Strings produced by Jake Mason at Van Ness studios.

Mixed by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering.
Drums and percussion: Myele Manzanza

Bass: Ross McHenry

Guitars: Dylan Marshall

Piano and keyboards: Andy Boyle.
Backing vocals: Jason Heerah, Chelsea Wilson, Germaine McCarthy, Thando Sikwila, Molisi Tuanivi.


Songwriting Credits:
3, 7 – Chelsea Wilson

2, 4, 10 - Wilson/Boyle

5 - Wilson/Boyle/Rudegeair

8 - Stock/Aitken/Waterman
9 - Wilson/Boyle/Powne

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