Up and comer Rachel Chinouriri has released her enchanting new single “Darker Place” with a perfectly timed and chromatic music video. Speaking on the track, she says:
“Darker place is about the battle between light and darkness. I don’t fear darkness and believe that in the right circumstances, every human being has the potential to do anything. I wrote this about a person who follows someone around, but is conflicted on whether to act on impulse or hold their urges – that battle that this person has in their head.”
The song starts off with Rachel’s soothing voice, shortly accompanied by rhythmic and melodic sounds which mix blues, hip hop, and pop practically seamlessly. The relatable lyrics are welcomingly eerie, and portray feelings of love, obsession, uncertainty, and of course darkness.
‘UKVMA Best Newcomer’ nominee Milo Blake directed Rachel’s new contrasting “Darker Place” music video. The video portrays the ideas in the song and the lyrics, by flipping between light and dark colors. The contrast of colors and tones of the video intertwined with Rachel’s sultry voice almost gives you the sense that you’re in her mind, or that she’s in yours. Watching this colorful video, you can grasp her feelings on looking internally, at various conflicts and internal battles that drive every person. She has released over 10 songs including one EP in just over two years and is an artist on the rise to look out for.