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The Ketchup Post – Chet Faker

Chet Faker – Talk Is Cheap

I’m not particularly sure why the words “soulful” and “Australia” are so rarely associated but as soon as the world has had a proper introduction to Chet Faker, I have a feeling that will soon change. I just recently stumbled on Chet Faker after seeing the release of his latest video Talk Is Cheap off his upcoming debut record Built On Glass due out 4/11. First known for his cover of Blackstreet’s jam No Diggity gone viral in 2012, he has more recently been associated with the vocals he provided for Flume’s latest album and a spot in a 2013 Beck’s Super Bowl commercial.

Chet Faker – No Diggity

His sound is downright soulful with his name Chet Faker paying homage to the vocal styling of Chet Baker, which he described as “this really fragile vocal style—this really, broken, close-up and intimate style.” It’s impossible not to get entranced by his voice and hear his versatility in styles. I did some digging and stumbled on this collaboration with Flume titled What About Us and saw that the two artists have a full collaborative EP lined up that “doesn’t sound particularly like Flume or specifically like, you know, a Chet Faker record it really is kinda like a hybrid of both sounds going to one.” Needless to say I’m pumped.

Flume & Chet Faker – What About Us

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

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