CHANEL & THE CIRCUS ANNOUNCE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BULLETS” PREMIERING ON REVRY NOVEMBER 2ND, WORLDWIDE NOVEMBER 16TH
Plus PERFORMING AT LA’s AKBAR ON NOVEMBER 1ST AND DECEMBER 6th and SOFAR SOUNDS ON DECEMBER 7TH
Oct. 30, 2018 – Global LGBTQ streaming network, Revry is thrilled to announce the premiere of Chanel & the Circus’s new music video release “Bullets” on November 2nd. Come run away with Chanel & the Circus – complete with acrobats, burlesque, drag, and anyone else who wants to dance to their soundtrack.
Chanel & the Circus, Chanel self-released her album “Eat Your Heart Out” on vinyl, which sold out at Amoeba Music in Hollywood and was a local favorite at Jacaranda in Liverpool. Following the album release, she went on a month long tour across England, and finished in LA playing the Peppermint Club for Pride Fest. Chanel identifies as gender fluid and pansexual, and the 10 songs on the album follow her journey through sexuality and self-discovery, with influences from Lady Gaga, Robyn, Grouplove, and Amanda Palmer.
The latest single “Bullets” is the fifth music video off the album – all self-directed, edited, and produced by Chanel. Her sister, Grace Samson, filmed the video on 35mm film, which Chanel then projected on her body in their garage after painstakingly scanning and cutting the filmstrips. “Bullets” is about finding the middle ground between performance life and relationships – something she’s still learning how to navigate, between her vibrant identity and frustrating health issues. But life is always clearer onstage. As the projection moves over her white painted body, we see what she has done the past year and the loss of her over-seas relationship. The video will be exclusively premiered on Revry before its public release in mid-November.
Chanel was raised in Los Angeles by a family of filmmakers, but always stood out for her keenness on songwriting and performing. At 18, she left Los Angeles to attend the Liverpool Institute for Performing arts, headed by Sir Paul McCartney. During her time there, she explored her artistry by performing in several bands, playing more than 100 gigs, and experimenting with new art forms. One of these new art forms was a burlesque class, which jumpstarted her journey of sexuality and collaboration – this would quickly turn into The Secret Circus.
Chanel’s performance collective, The Secret Circus, featured local musicians, dancers, drag queens, and more, and quickly spread its roots throughout the U.K. arts scene. Thanks to her time cultivating this performance series, Chanel has toured across England and Scotland, including the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, singing her songs about periods and gender fluidity. After she finished school, she moved to London to pursue music but was kicked out by the British government (we’d like to say her art was just too rebellious but it was a visa situation), and she landed back in La La Land.
Upon relocating to LA, Chanel experienced serious health traumas which quickly forced her into a new perspective in her writing and performances. However, this setback didn’t stop her. Instead, she decided to use her struggle to encourage people to dance out their problems at her shows. In the past year, Chanel has snagged a monthly residency at Akbar with her new circus, and has performed all over the city, from The Study Hollywood to Pershing Square with Proud Festival.
Chanel & the Circus is honest and fueled by their constantly evolving community. Join the circus, you’re very welcome.