Chatters, a 25-year old Australian Hip Hop artist who released his new single 'LOCO' on May 13. The new track is about the realities of love and relationships, a partner who loves more than the other and a partner who’s risking it again for love.
Premiered by Raucous Youths and recorded at Shakedown Studio in Perth, Western Australia. The 'LOCO' Music Video, which premiered May 18 by Melbourne-based The Local Frequency, is inspired by “Detroit Rock City” and “The Night Before” in which Seth Rogan loses his mind. Filming took place over two days at multiple locations and the clip includes some of Chatters’ family members, including his sweet Nanna. 'LOCO' was engineered, produced, and mixed by Uncool Sam, with Chatters and Alex Conradie performing the vocals.
Written late last year, Chatters lyricises about when two people are in a relationship where one is more crazy about the other and the lengths they will go to to try to impress a person, knowing full well that in the end, the endeavour is futile. It was produced over a number of sessions with Chatters and Uncool Sam venturing to mix Pop and Disco with Hip Hop, using live instruments as much as possible as opposed to the traditional use of samples found in Chatters’ previous hip hop records.
In hopes that people will relish the song with a light heart, Chatters creates a hook line catchy enough to get stuck in our heads and drive us 'LOCO'. The concept of the music video was based around “having a laugh and not taking yourself too seriously”. Chatters recalls the comedic vibe on set whilst dressing up as his Nanna and wearing a dress in public.
The lyrics of the song describe how, sometimes, love works. That love is not all about rainbows and cupcakes. That the reality is sometimes it’s cruel, sometimes it’s terrifying, and most of the time, you'll lose yourself. But at the end of the day, you need to choose yourself to be happy.
The Loco Single Launch Party will be at Lynott's Lounge on May 27th with Nikki Vale, Scott Mackenzie, LG, and DJ Uncool Sam. For this humble, down-to-chat rapper who takes the limelight on weekends and yet also earns an honest keep in the Monday-to-Friday hustle, only exciting things await for, in his own words, “an electrician by day and an Australian rapper by night”.
Don’t miss out on Chatters’s live show and book your ticket here.
Olivia De Melo