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Rachel Chinouriri to release new EP this month

By | Published on Tuesday 10 May 2022

Rachel Chinouriri

Rachel Chinouriri has announced that she will release her new EP, ‘Better Off Without’, later this month.

The songs on the record, she explains, are inspired by the end of a five year relationship. She says: “When you’re together five years, you almost think you’re going to get married at some point. People would make jokes; ‘never break up, or she’ll write about you’. I didn’t think I would, but nope – it’s literally all about him, breaking up and realising that you can be more positive by yourself”.

There’s also a theme of accepting who you are, both as a person and an artist. She adds: “Over the four or five years I’ve been in the industry, I’ve definitely wandered away from my indie roots, trying to fit in or be cooler or more experimental. But then I was just kind of like, indie is what I love. Why don’t I just go back?”

‘Better Off Without’ is out on 20 May and Chinouriri begins a UK tour later this week, including sets at The Great Escape in Brighton. She’ll also be talking about her experiences building an audience on TikTok at the TGE Conference on Friday as part of the CMU+TGE strand on MUSIC+VIDEO.

Oh, and she also features on the new single by The Snuts, ‘End Of The Road’, which you can listen to here: