“The new album is very different from my last album and ‘Artful Dodger’ is a song on the album that I feel best bridges my old sound with my new musical direction,” confesses Chua. “The lyrics of my songs, are birthed from catharsis. You could literally tear a page from my journal and lyrically the entry would be similar ‘Artful Dodger.”
The release of “Artful Dodger” marks a return to Chua’s indie rock roots, which is evident in the single’s massive drum and aggressive guitar sounds. “It was fun twisting and turning knobs on this song; there are some cool funky sounds in there.”
“Artful Dodger’s” lyrics and music were written by Chua. The record was produced by Chua, Mark John Hariman and Leonard Soosay, and recorded at Snakeweed Studios in Singapore. Assistant Engineers included Hariman, Chua, Mindy Kon and Issa Mel. Mixing was handled by Todd Bergman at Repro-Ductions, and mastering conducted by Howie Weinberg at Howie Weinberg Mastering.
The lyric video for #ArtfulDodger is currently live on YouTube
“Artful Dodger” Credits:
Inch Chua - Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals
Mark John Hariman - Guitars
Patrick Taylor - Bass, Percussions
Dalton Sim - Drums
Benita Lim & Issa Mel - Backing Vocals
Martin Kong & Esther Lowless - Knob Turning Effects
ABOUT INCH CHUA
Singer-songwriter Inch Chua started her career at the age of 16 as the front woman for the indie rock band Allura. Later, she went on to release The Bed Room EP and the critically acclaimed full-length album Wallflower, which garnered Chua press features in NYLON, Cosmopolitan, CLEO, Alexis and placed her on Elle Magazine’s annual “10 Names to Watch” and FHM “100 Sexiest Women” list. She was named Best Live Performer by Juice Magazine in 2010. Chua has the distinction of being the first Singaporean artist to perform at SXSW and has since graced the stage at high profile events including the Canadian Music Festival in Toronto, MIDI (Beijing, China), Mosaic (Singapore), Baybeats (Singapore), Music Matters (Singapore) and TEDxWomen (Washington DC). She has opened for Katy Perry, Vampire Weekend, Macy Gray, and The Like.
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