By Frank Bell
Following on from his super successful Vulnerabilia EP, Chaz Cardigan returns in style with the clever pop smash Feels Like I Know You. With current and poignant lyrics, the track has textured and interesting instrumentation, showing that he’s more than your average up-and-coming pop star.
In fact, his music is more a product of the millennial post-genre landscape; a studio polymath and an electric live performer with a wide array of influences spanning Kanye West to Bjork, David Bowie to Sun Ra. With previous releases being featured in films (‘To All The Boys’) and multiple songs with over 2 million plays on Spotify alone, Chaz Cardigan is definitely on a sure path to the musical stratosphere.
Chaz Cardigan explains: “Social media really nurtures this desire we all have to be seen and to find intimacy with strangers. You see someone’s life in pieces every day on your feed, and your brain puts them all together, like, ‘yes, I know them, we’re close! Just yesterday they went for a drive to their parents’ place.’ We’re all guilty of becoming friends with people who have no clue we exist. Feels Like I Know You is about that disconnect between the following someone at a distance every day, and the easy, honest jump in logic to considering them a friend — or more. The weird consequence of everyone being a brand is that everyone, famous or not, we’ve all got these parasocial bonds with total strangers now; I really wanted to follow that idea to its extremity. Everybody’s a stranger, so no one’s a stranger; “1’s and 0’s, it’s just as real as skin”.