Denney – Chemicals

Denney – Chemicals

Denney – Chemicals

Denney – Chemicals

ARTIST NAME: Denney

 

SONG TITLE: Chemicals

 

RELEASE DATE: 01/07/21

 

GENRE: Pop

 

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Denney is a singer-songwriter originally from Hampshire in the U.K. Since the age of eleven, she has spent her life writing songs and lyrics in diaries and notebooks – pages and pages, which she has still kept. It was only in late 2019 that Denney found the confidence to shine the light on her music in a public way and started releasing her songs to the world. Her typical ‘sound’ consists of soft electronic elements, captivating vocal layers, and emotional lyrics that read like a diary entry.
In the short time that Denney has been recording music, she has already gained support from BBC Music Introducing, with most of her releases so far being selected for local BBC radio play – two of which were chosen as BBC Introducing Record of the Week. Three of her previous releases were also placed on the official Spotify playlist ‘Easy’.
Denney has also been featured on many music blogs including being voted as a ‘Fresh Fave’ and subsequently reviewed on the renowned ‘Fresh On The Net’ music blog numerous times.

 

LYRICS:

 

I couldn’t be what you wanted
But you weren’t there when I promised
That I’d never leave someone honest
But I did it, I did it, I did it again

 

I hate the mistakes that I’m making
Been sick to my stomach all day, yeah
And nobody knows that I’m faking
But I did it, I did it, I did it again

 

And it’s four in the morning
And I’m wide-awake again
Cause we’re not talking
Don’t wanna know how this one ends

 

The chemicals in my head are starting to mess up again
The fabric of my thoughts unraveling just like I said
But you wouldn’t believe it
If I told you I’m different
And this one is gonna hurt

 

I’ve given myself a new limit
If this ain’t the one then I’m finished
Cause getting out is harder than being in it
And if I do it, then I’ll do it, I’ll do it again

 

And it’s four in the morning
I’m thinking of needing some help
Cause you’re not talking
And I’m over hating here myself

 

The chemicals in my head are starting to mess up again
The fabric of my thoughts unraveling just like I said
But you wouldn’t believe it
If I told you I’m different
And this one is gonna hurt
Yeah this one is gonna hurt

 

And I swear it’s not you
It’s always me
I swear it’s not you
It’s always me
Yeah I swear it’s not you
It’s always me
I swear it’s not you
It’s always me

 

The chemicals in my head are starting to mess up again
The fabric of my thoughts unraveling just like I said
But you wouldn’t believe it
If I told you I’m different
And this one
Yeah this one
This one is gonna hurt

 

This one
Yeah this one
This one is gonna hurt

 

 

State the name of your producer and elaborate on the song.
Sam Ray – he is the lead singer of a band called Friday Night Firefight (also supported by BBC Introducing). We worked on this track entirely online going back and forth with ideas. I’ve worked with Sam a couple of times now and it’s been a great experience!

 

Discuss the lyrics of the song.
‘Chemicals’ explores the idea that people are built in a certain way with particular ‘internal wiring’ that can’t be changed. It’s about self-sabotage within relationships because of fears of history repeating itself. This track was written totally from my own experiences of past relationships, but luckily that’s not how I see things now!

 

Elaborate on your music career.
I’ve always been writing songs since I was a child but I never shared them with anyone, it just never crossed my mind to and it was something I did for myself. I then started working in the film industry as an audio engineer, which is where I learned a lot about audio software and recording music – so I started doing this at home! It was only in the last couple of years that I felt the confidence to share my recordings with the world and since then I’ve been releasing singles every few months. I’ve still never played a live show to an audience but I hope for that to change this year once the situation with COVID improves!

 

Brief us on how you are reaching fans with your music.
My main focus is Instagram, where I promote my music and try to reach new potential fans through my posts. I also have Facebook and Twitter accounts but I need to maintain them a little better! I also have had some success with Spotify playlist placements, which has brought in some new fans. I hope to reach a wider audience through live shows too.

 

Discuss your motive behind making music.
It’s just something I’ve always done. I’ve always felt so connected to songwriting; it comes so naturally to me like eating or sleeping. If I’m having a bad day I can sit down at the piano and write something even if it’s not directly reflective of how I’m feeling or whatever’s going on. I’ve also always been interested in storytelling and I hope this comes through in a lot of my music.

 

Discuss your songwriting.
My style is quite familiar with diary entries and the way you would write about your feelings and things that happen in your life in your journal. Sometimes my songs are based on my own experiences, some are stories based on people’s lives around me or influenced by a particular concept. It really just depends on what comes out!

 

Elaborate on your work and achievement so far in your music career.
I’ve been blown away by the response of my local BBC Introducing radio shows, having most of my singles so far being played. When one of my songs was chosen for Record of the Week and I was interviewed on the show, I couldn’t believe it, considering a year ago I was too scared to share my songs with anyone! It was an amazing moment.

 

Tell us your opinion on using a rhymes dictionary or writing software to develop lyrics.
I’ve never personally used these methods but I’m interested in them for sure! I think there’s no right or wrong way to write songs, so if it works then great.

 

Discuss the music industry.
I think it’s a crazy time for the industry! The rate of competition at the moment is huge so it’s quite intimidating. Everyone is trying to do the same thing as you and it’s difficult to poke through the masses and get people to listen to you. But when they do it means a lot!

 

Elaborate on how you prepare yourself for a recording session.
I record everything at home myself, so I basically just shut myself away in my room! I find that listening to artists I like prepares me well and gets me in the mood to create a particular performance.

 

Brief us on your preference in terms of tempo as in up-tempo, mid-tempo, or slow tempo.
I’ve always been way more inspired to write slow music, I think I just relate to it more and have always enjoyed listening to this kind of music than upbeat dance music. Though these days I am trying to branch out a bit and explore working in different genres with other artists.

 

Discuss your shows or live performance.
I have a couple of live shows planned for the summer, which I’m terrified about ha-ha but I’m really hoping this gives me the kickstart and confidence I need to carry on playing to audiences later this year.

 

Send a message across to your fans and supporters.
Thank you so much to anyone who is listening to my music! Every stream makes me smile; I just can’t believe people are listening to my songs every day so thank you!

 

Tell us what makes this song unique from others.
I really tried to include elements of sound design in this track which I think makes it quite unique. We used a lot of mechanical wind-up sounds and it has a general ‘music box’ vibe to the instrumentation. I think this makes the track quite interesting as it supports the whole theme of ‘internal wiring’ and exploring the way we are built as people.

 

Tell us the themes of most of your compositions.
I write a lot of sad songs but recently I’ve been trying to explore themes of a more positive nature so watch this space for some happy vibes!

 

 

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