Denise Chaila has had a big year by any means. She’s been named Irish Tatler’s Woman of The Year and The Irish Times No.1 Act for 2020. On top of that, she’s had an amazing response to her last release ‘Chaila’, which is being nominated for a RTE choice prize. All of this is well deserved and we know that’s only the beginning. Theres no signs of slowing down.
And now on top of all that Chaila and Jafaris premier their new music video where they bring an insanely cool medieval buzz that we didn’t know we needed. The remix video for ‘Anseo’ definitely let’s know know clearly, they are here.
The song begins with a whole load of Irish culture references which put a smile on your face. Chaila says “What you’re watching is a conspiracy of hope. I’m always looking for the common denominator between Tolkien, Tupac and mo teaghlach – my home. So everything you see from the joy to the fire, the armour, the castles and energy; all of it was made by a group of people who refuse to let each other’s dreams die. “Anseo” means “here.” So here is my confidence, here is my defiance, here are the things I care about, here is my blackness, here is how I dream. I am not a queen; I’m alive and it’s enough.”
“Anseo” is taken from Chaila’s debut mixtape Go Bravely, out now.
Get over and check it out.
Ellen & The Crew