Video Premiere: New Chance “To The Edge”

Almost a year on from its release, New Chance’s (aka Victoria Cheong) fantastic Real Time continues offering new gifts. “To The Edge” is a standout from the album fueled by dystopic rhythms and subdermal bass lines that build a glossy pedestal for Cheong’s incisive, hypnotic vocal melodies. It’s a song in search of deeper, existential connection; of meaning and searching for something bigger.  The lush, bright-hued animated … Continue reading Video Premiere: New Chance “To The Edge”

Remixing In Real Time With New Chance

Victoria Cheong has had a year. Her latest album as New Chance, Real Time, married experimental electronic landscapes with emotional undercurrents shaped by questions about where we belong. Cheong shows such vulnerability on Real Time that it’s hard not to be moved by these sonic reveries. I still find myself drifting back to the album, getting lost in the weightless “Fallen” and enigmatic “Two Pictures.”  To cap this … Continue reading Remixing In Real Time With New Chance

New Chance “Real Time”

In the opening moments of Victoria Cheong’s latest album as New Chance, there’s a sense of disorientation within the woozy electronic tones of “Eye of the Storm.” Each chord slightly shudders under gentle vibrato, the cadence climbing a rickety ladder against a floating backdrop of her voice in layers and a rising bassline. Questions about belonging beleaguered by internalized insecurities creep through “Eye of the … Continue reading New Chance “Real Time”

Body Breaks “Bad Trouble”

One of the first things that comes to mind in the opening, odd-shaped song, “Between the Heart and the Mind” is Ponytail. Body Breaks and Ponytail don’t sound much alike beyond the strange tunings, but the exuberant, infectious energy that permeates every song on Bad Trouble fills a void that Ponytail left. This distant-duo of Matt LeGroulx and Julie Reich creates a sonic world that zigzags through … Continue reading Body Breaks “Bad Trouble”