The Cleveland pop singer unpacks abandonment anxieties on Damn, Feelings album track.

Photography by Lindsey Poyar

Photography by Lindsey Poyar

“‘Alone’ is all about me working through my deep-seated fear of abandonment,” Chayla Hope says of the lead single from recent debut solo album, Damn, Feelings.”This was the song that not only proved to me that I could go solo, but that there was power in going it alone.”

Vast pop hooks and the gravelly, commanding vocal of Hope take the lead on “Alone”, which looks to alt-pop trailblazers like MUNA and Christine and the Queens for sonic notes. It’s an epitomisation of the album’s musical intent, featuring mixing contributions from the likes of GRAMMY award winner Josh Gudwin (Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa).

Embodying her LGBTQIA+ identity, Hope’s music suffuses her love of drag and utilisation of the art as a means of dealing with life, a vibrancy she’s perfected – she was recently drafted in to sing the theme for the equally colourful Care Bears: Unlock The Magic TV series.

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