Inch Chua To Release “Artful Dodger” Single On March 7.
PR Log - Mar 04, 2013 - SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Singer-songwriter Inch Chua announces the release of “Artful Dodger”, the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album Bumfuzzle. Chua’s Indiegogo campaign supporters were the first to receive her new music. The Los Angeles based Singapore native raised $15,510 on the crowd funding site to finance the mixing and mastering of her highly anticipated follow-up to Wallflower.
“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.
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.