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Style: Singer-songwriter, Country Pop
Chanel Yates is a knockout vocalist who’s perfectly presented on recordings such as “Mama,” a breakup song that she sells with her girlishly powerful, uniquely nuanced voice. It’s right on the money, especially when she’s spotlighted with just a piano. Both “Chocolate” (“I could be that someone new”) and “Beach Side” (“I’m so tired of being torn”) impressed us with their deftly deployed sonic effects (xylophone, synth-percussion, Autotune) and demonstrate this U.K. performer’s penchant for conveying heartbreak and romantic struggles. Jilted ladies, especially, will savor Yates’ words of ruin for a lover who left her to marry another. Yates is one of the most radio-ready artists we’ve heard recently.