Fast-rising, alternative-indie-pop artist Rachel Chinouriri has debuted her dreamy, emotive new single “Ribs.” The track premiered earlier today as Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1, and continues a run of singles centered around infectious melodies drawn from Rachel’s unfiltered emotions and personal experiences. “Ribs” is available now via Elektra and underscores her skill at crafting compelling and high-impact music.
Rachel explained, “I wrote ‘Ribs’ when I had a chest infection and a crush on someone and it was annoying me. So I combined my two annoyances and described my liking of someone as a chest infection that was hurting my ribs because I actually had achy ribs. I then went to the pub and had some of the best ribs I’ve eaten from the Staplow Oak Inn and it was quite fun to make. So basically fancying someone is a sickness which you can either cure or it can make you worse – in my case I never recovered.”
The release of “Ribs” follows an exciting start to 2023, which includes Rachel being shortlisted for the BBC’s Sound of 2023, supporting Lewis Capaldi’s European Arena tour, and the release of her vulnerable, cathartic, and acclaimed single “Maybe I’m Lonely.”
On May 3rd, Rachel will kick off a run of headline shows across the UK, which includes a sold out four-night residency at London’s Hoxton Hall. Fans can also catch Rachel at a number of festivals this summer including Latitude, Barn on the Farm, Nass Festival, Y Not, among others