Rising star Chel returns with an empowering new single, ‘My Name‘, an ode to being yourself and reclaiming the space you occupy when others talk about you. The single is a blend of atmospheric, high-energy production and unrivalled vocals which serves as a vehicle for Chel’s powerful lyricism. Coming from a challenging start in St. Louis, MO, Chel was told for most of her life that she did not have the body type or look to succeed in the music industry. She was ridiculed, insulted, and even physically bullied on a regular basis. Through it all, Chel started to love who she was becoming and believe in her abilities. The pop sensation amassed over a million followers on Facebook, and almost fifty thousand on instagram, as well as received a handful of endorsement offers from several national clothing brands as an influencer.
“A name is one of the most valuable things a person owns. For me, ‘My Name’ is a statement. I spent most of my life killing myself over what people thought of me. I listened as people used my name as their punch line. This song is important to me because it drips confidence. At some point in my life, I decided to take back control and to own who I am. I went through a metamorphosis. I realised that if people were talking about me, it wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I realised that if I am happy with myself, eventually other people will learn to be happy as well and if they can’t… well I just don’t care. ‘My Name’ embodies this message. I’m not trying to be perfect, I’m trying to be me. If I’m still relevant enough to talk about, I must be doing something right.” – Chel
Friday – 1/9 – 11PM – Silverlake Lounge – 2906 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday – 11/14 – 7PM – Uncommon Ground – 3800 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL
Friday – 11/16 – 8PM The Emerald Room – 4510 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO
Sunday – 1/18 – 7PM The Curve Inn – 3219 S 6th St., Springfield, IL