Following a successful summer release last year with William James and Yetep, “Light Up The Way,” Portuguese-Indian singer/songwriter, chæ, also known as Chelsea Andrea De Silva is kicking off 2019 with her latest track, “Escape,” in collaboration with emerging DJ/producer, Troyak“Escape” is truly a unique and a one-of-a-kind song that’s hard to only categorize as an electronic track. It’s a track that crosses the line between R&B and orchestral psy-trance, featuring chæ’s angelic soulful vocals while telling the story of a person’s inner devious and lustful thoughts who wants to make someone theirs. “Escape” is filled with raw sensuality and emotion thanks to Chæ's seductive voice and Troyak's infectious smooth beats. Troyak and Chæ have come together for the first time for their independent release out NOW!

After being introduced to Chrome Sparks’ track, “Send The Pain On,” Troyak was inspired by their cinematic upswings and spent hours creating what was only the beginning of “Escape.” Troyak is a Ukrainian producer from Chicago, currently living in L.A. Best known for his last remix of KSHMR & Tigerlily’s “Invisible Children,” Troyak’s success has started to snowball after the track was publicly supported by the well-known DJ on social media and live at Ultra Music Festival, which led to other big collaborations such as Mavjak. Troyak is also the official VJ of DJ/producer KSHMR. Beginning his music career in the heart of Chicago’s music scene, Troyak quickly became an act to follow as he locked himself in, as the resident DJ for Life In Color: The World’s Largest Paint Party.
“I met chæ in Boston and exchange numbers after discovering we were both pursuing music. I sent her the little link to the draft for ‘Escape,’ and she comes back with a rough vocal on it and I go crazy. I got SOOOOO inspired after I heard her voice on that track. I thought it was going to be just a nice little idea I’d forget about, but then boom, and I was sooo fired up. I wrote more stuff and eventually we had a full song. A couple of edits later the song was pretty much finished. Today I hope it is unrecognizable when comparing it to the original track that inspired me to make Escape. But I think music fans will be able tosee where I drew the influence from.” – Troyak

While talking about collaborating with Troyak on “Escape,” chæ said, “I met Max while he was on tour with KSHMR. We got caught up in conversation, felt connected artistically and kept in touch. A couple of weeks later, he sent me a few links of rough ideas that he had lying around, and one file called ‘Pain’ had caught my attention, which was the beginnings of what became ‘Escape.’ Take a listen to the full track down below on Spotify:

About Chæ:
Portuguese-Indian singer and songwriter, chæ, was born and raised on the coasts of the eastern Arabian Peninsula. Growing up in a musical home, she sang in choir as a toddler, which quickly led her to exploring songwriting and creating her own work from an early age. She left home as an adolescent, and found herself upon the shores of New England, where she continued her creative journey. While there, she attended Berklee School of Music. During this time she encountered dance music, and shortly thereafter began exploring and writing in various styles within the electronic world. Her soulful, wistful tonality carries you along with iridescent imagery in her writing. Having an international understanding of culture and religion, she has set herself to be a voice that instills
courage into regions that hold great repression. Representing the feminine duality and exemplifying both stillness, elegance, purity and beauty. She prides herself as being a predator, attempting to abolish the image that society has curated for all women.
Diana
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