Album Review: Denise Chaila – 'Go Bravely' By: Ingrid Angulo The powerful mixtape from the new 'king' of Irish rap is our album of the month. Can’t Stop Me and Down hit heights that many artists spend their whole career trying to reach. Denise Chaila: Go Bravely (Narolane Records) Pitched as a mixtape (“a patchwork collection of . To go bravely where no Irish artist has gone before, to bravely test yourself against the best, not only in Ireland, but the world. Denise Chaila: Go Bravely review – A hip-hop star in the making. affirmations and declarations from every part of me that refused to lie down and give up,” says Limerick’s Denise Chaila) and not an album, there is nonetheless a coherence here that many artists would crave. Remember the name: it’s C-H-A-I-L-A. ‎NO ENCORE is a music fan’s 10.0, perfect-scoring pod companion. ‘Go Bravely’ is Chaila rejecting roles, redefining herself as an artist, but does it work? We need your consent to load this YouTube contentWe use YouTube to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity. Toque músicas completas do álbum GO Bravely de em seu telefone, computador e sistema de áudio em casa com o Denise Chaila. It comes on the coattails of a remarkable rise for Denise. Those themes are further explored on Go Bravely. But why her? Go Bravely cements Denise Chaila’s status as one of the most talented young artists in Ireland today. Denise Chaila – Go Bravely The most buzzed Irish artist of 2020 releases not a debut album but a mixtape, that sets out the artist’s intent. She studied Politics at college, then dropped out to … Zingers such as “Come in my inbox again and I’ll chat to your girl and raise her standards” on Down and “If I refuse to get in my own way what makes you think you’re special” on Can’t Stop Me Here are some of the highlights. Why’s Ronan Keating trying to sound like Tom Waits trying to sound like Shane MacGowan? Label: Not On Label - none • Format: CDr Limited Edition • Country: Ireland • Genre: Hip Hop • Denise Chaila - Go Bravely (2020, CDr) | Discogs Denise Chaila entered the picture in 2016 when she performed on ‘Isn’t Dinner Nice’, an iron fist in a velvet glove condemnation of casual and not so casual misogyny. As a debut, and as an introduction, there are few around who can showcase the vastness of talent in the way that Denise Chaila has. Career. However, there are tracks that fail to quite keep to the high standards Denise Chaila has set herself. The last time Limerick, then part of Thomond, was ruled by royalty was in 1543 when Murrough O’Brien surrendered his royalty to King Henry VIII. It’s true that the Zambian-born, Irish-raised rapper has an eloquence, intelligence and ability to engage when it comes to the big issues troubling the world in 2020: gender, racism, culture, the struggle to find your place in an increasingly chaotic life. Go Bravely is out now on narolane records. It’s also true that she has charisma, presence and vocal dexterity required of a hip-hop star in the making. The small matter of a global pandemic was no match for the incendiary talent of Chaila, whose debut mixtape GO Bravely establishes her as one of Ireland’s brightest young stars. Posting online, Chaila said, “I … Thankfully, it’s the former. Having released her debut album GO Bravely in October, Chaila had already been having an incredible 2020, culminating in many publications listing her album and previous singles among the best of the year. Denise's recent promotional performances on Other Voices and Songs From An Empty Room and upcoming spotlight precede the release of new mixtape Go Bravely, out on October 2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2020 CDr release of Go Bravely on Discogs. Denise Chaila Announces Mixtape ‘Go Bravely’ Limerick rapper and poet – and one of our 10 for ’20 – Denise Chaila has revealed details of a new mixtape.. Set for release on October 2nd, the 11-track Go Bravely was announced this morning. . Overall, the project acts as a portfolio of Chaila’s influences, and an artist at the peak of her powers who is more than capable of testing herself across multiple genres. And it’s only going to get better from here. There haven’t been many certainties in 2020, but one thing that is indisputable is that Denise Chaila is definitely anseo, here, present – and not going anywhere. The 11-track mixtape was produced by her narolane records cohort, MuRli and is Chaila’s first body of work since her 2019 EP, ‘Duel Citizenship’. That track lambasted domestic violence and gender inequality in a powerful manner; on her 2019 solo EP Duel Citizenship, she challenged the bigoted custodians of Irish culture and savaged misogynists of the hip-hop scene with just two pithy songs. Denise Chaila says: "This mixtape is a series of sonic polaroids; a patchwork collection of snapshots and messages that came to … Opening track Chaila sets the tone magnificently, a clipped Eastern-influenced soundtrack laden with swagger and lines such as “Don’t need your concern if you look at me and see a Trócaire kid”. The proceeding nine tracks have their highs and lows. She’s the artist everyone is talking about, a household name for many off the back of a handful of singles. This debut finds an artist at the peak of her powers, trading in genres and styles and trying her hand at everything, all the while preventing anyone from boxing her into a specific sound. Photo: Róisín Murphy-O’Sullivan Chaila Lyrics: I do what I want with my pronouns / Keep it low key on my profile / I raise the bar when I come through / You already know it’s gonna go down / My name’s not that hard to pronounce Sometimes A Week’s Worth Review takes a gamble and picks a wild card artist and/or album to review. 'I'm feeling incredible. It comes after Denise invited Uncle Jafa onto one of her most popular tracks from her debut mixtape Go Bravely. Please review … Denise Chaila says: "This mixtape is a series of sonic polaroids; a patchwork collection of snapshots and messages that came to me in the midst of overwhelming messiness. Denise Chaila | GO Bravely On the very short shortlist of people who have had a good 2020, Denise Chaila features prominently. Chaila while sharing a mellifluous previously hidden R&B singing talent on Go Bravely for the first time publicly, is still working things through in private. Ri Ra Lyrics: Got a rí rá Hallelujah / Feeling so Sinne fianna, I will not fall / Got a bualadh bos for my drive / Keep the pressure on / Never lessen that’s lesson one / Got a rí ra Hallelujah Go Bravely isn’t purely braggadocious. Denise Chaila - Go Bravely (Narolane) 2020 belonged to rapper, singer, spoken-word artist and academic Denise Chaila. Lauren Murphy. This is followed by the darkly potent Holy Grail with its foreboding loops and glitchy rhythm which combine to create an unsettling pressure cooker of sound. Rather, she marries the two together, revelling in the duality. Already, with just a single solo EP under her belt, Denise Chaila has been tipped as one to watch worldwide by the likes of NPR (USA), BBC (UK) and RTÉ (Ireland). In the space of a year, she has become a household name in Ireland. 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The highs are mesmeric, with tracks such as Pieces – which finds Chaila singing in a style similar to that of early Leona Lewis or The Saturdays before flipping seamlessly back to rapping. Chaila’s personal reflections borne of self-doubt and self-care are as important as those aspirational elements. ‘Go Bravely’ is the first solo project from Denise Chaila, who in the past has appeared on projects with the likes of Limerick counterparts and close friends Murli, God Knows, Sim Simma Soundsystem and Rusangano Family. Is this project’s variety and unwillingness to sit still a testament to artistry or the first sign of someone who is unsure of her sound? By Daniel Paiz. Ri-Ra, a samba-inspired track fails to take-off, though that may be due to its placing immediately after single releases Chaila and Holy Grail. Go Bravely fuses various genres – from afrobeats to R&B to trap – with Chaila’s idiosyncratic style. In fact, this album as a whole is part-sociological adventure, part-self-help guide for listeners with low self-esteem. Denise Chaila is a Zambian-Irish rapper, singer, poet, grime and hip hop artist from Limerick. Anseo is scattered with video and boardgame references exposing the geekier side of Chaila’s personality, but while fun this deep-dive is likely to leave the uninitiated shrugging their shoulders. But also like I'm doing it on autopilot." denisechaila.bandcamp.com. Every week, critics Dave Hanratty and Craig Fitzpatrick review albums, interview artists and tackle their all-important Top 5 lists. Chaila began performing on the Limerick music scene in 2012. It may have taken almost 500 years and a global pandemic but someone has finally taken up the crown. Read the review. These subtle idiosyncrasies, blended with the universal themes that Chaila is exploring here, are what ultimately sets her apart on this auspicious beginning. Fri, Oct 2, ... Those themes are further explored on Go Bravely. More importantly, why has her star ascended so quickly? It’s also a musically varied collection – from Ri Ra’s summery “block party” vibe, to the sinuous self-searching soul of Pieces, to the grime of Holy Grail, the offbeat, jazzy tilt of Move and the subtle dancehall undercurrent on Anseo. So how did Denise Chaila get here? 'Go Bravely' is a statement of intent from one of the most exciting artists making music in Ireland - and beyond - right now. . It goes on to predict the band’s selective approach to gigs, ... Denise Chaila - Go Bravely (narolane records) The lyric with the most impact, however, is “I can’t live in pieces if I don’t know what peace is” on Pieces, which hits harder than a train, especially when sung with allthe delicacy Chaila can muster. Such is the unity between Denise Chaila, the undeniable star we see on TV and in magazines and the woman still full of dreams for her future, who continues to reach towards that velvet sky. Today, Denise Chaila and Jafaris have shared ‘Anseo’. A handwritten review of the gig in local fanzine Too Late describes them as “real, aware, alive, challenging and simply light years ahead of anything else in this town”. Denise Chaila is describing how she is processing all that has happened in the past year. AN ARTICULACY and a wisdom beyond her years, armed with groove filled beats and melodies that are as catchy as they are clever, Denise Chaila has truly arrived with Go Bravely.. Step forward Denise Chaila, the new Queen (or Pharaoh as she’d prefer) of Limerick and the shining light throughout one of the most turbulent times in Irish music history. while the beautiful All That Jazz showcases Chaila’s lyrical dexterity. 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