New Music // Chad Valley

22 Oct

Chad Valley is the solo project of Hugo Manuel, a British electronic musician who's just released his debut album, Young Hunger.

The 'chill wave' genre label isn't a completely accurate representation of his sound but I would be remiss if I didn't at least mention it in context with his music. The best way I can think to describe Chad Valley is 80's-inspired electropop best suited for summer days spent at the beach. Hugo's sound is bright and optimistic. His choices in synths are shimmering, his drum patterns playful and danceable, and his falsetto vocals reach for the skies.

Solid from beginning to end, his debut is confident first step by a legitimate talent. So if you're looking for music to feel good to this album is for you, and that's why it earns a place here at the Beach House.

Here are a couple samples

 

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