Listen to Beau Bolden’s emotive indie pop single ‘Chemicals’

"The heartbreakingly vulnerable lyrics convey a message of loss, secrecy, and the pain of losing love."
12 August 2022

By Elle B

Chemicals is the latest release from Brighton-based artist Beau Boulden. A rising star in the UK indie pop scene, Beau has certainly been making waves with his music. Both his debut single, Talk to Me, and his follow-up single, A Trial Run, were selected as BBC Intro South’s Track of the Day, and Beau himself was selected as New Music Monday’s ‘Featured Artist’. Now, Beau shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to make his mark on the music scene with this latest release.

Chemicals is a powerful indie pop ballad, featuring Beau’s captivating vocals on a backdrop of dreamy synths and a chilled-out, slowed-down tempo. The heartbreakingly vulnerable lyrics convey a message of loss, secrecy, and the pain of losing love.

Beau explained the song’s meaning in his own words, “Chemicals is a song about bringing everything to the light; exposing yourself to everything you are. I think we often lie to ourselves and, in turn, to those that we love the most,” he says. ”I wanted to be honest with you. I wanted to be honest with myself.”

Raw, unadulterated emotion is at the core of this track, and Beau’s willingness to be so open allows the listener to get to know him on a more human level, and to truly connect with the song. It’s refreshingly honest and has an authenticity that can be rare to find in times like these.

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