My new remix single – ‘Sea in Me (Cholly Remix)’ – released on January 12th, 2024.
New music video coming soon!
About the song
”The sea in me is the very same sea in you.”
I wrote this song after visiting the Giant Pacific Octopus at the Vancouver Aquarium. The song is full of longing and love and mystery and the importance of connection.
I found it quite sad that the octopus was isolated on its own in a small aquarium. I wondered what it might be longing for…The wide open ocean, a lover, the inky depths, connection to another. So, you can hear in this song, a love song really, an intense longing. The main character is wishing for their lover to be free, beneath the waves. Musically, the song tries to capture the essence of the ocean and the quality of the sound encourages a trance-like experience that takes you to unfathomable depths. It’s also about cross-species connection as all life sprang from the ocean and we carry that salt water around with us still. What else might we share? In that sense it is a universalizing song inside a kind of whimsical image of the octopus.
The original arrangement for this song is purposefully lush and multi-layered to convey the complexity of life and the power of love and longing. The bass and synths are reaching back to the ‘80’s – inspired by The Cure, Eurthymics, Joy Division. The song also features a 10-voice choir (The Sea Change choir) comprised of local singers and musicians from Vancouver’s indie music scene.
This remix is the creation of UK electronic artist Cholly. Cholly is a British Electro-Cinematic Pop singer-composer. Her musical signature is to use samples of organic sounds (her voice and other instruments) to create lush electronica soundscapes. Her music can be heard on the BBC in the UK.
Cholly is the artistic name taken by songwriter, producer and musical innovator Chloe Tennant. Her exploration of electronic music is born out of a need to create, and due to a diagnosis of RSI, this only pushes Cholly further in that direction. Using samples of her own voice, or reshaping rudimentary performances on violin or keyboard, Cholly builds vast landscapes of electronica with the power of imagination.
Cholly’s Artist Statement
‘I like to experiment with sound design, often using rough recordings of sounds I’ve come across and collected over time. With Kele Fleming’s ‘Sea in Me’ I have sampled the main vocals to make a distorted synth sound. It was great fun!’
Remixed and produced by Cholly
Original vocal – Recorded by Sheldon Zaharko at Vancouver’s The Warehouse Studio, 2019.
Instrumentation – Cholly
Mastered by Cholly
Single cover – Kele