Rising indie-pop star Rachel Chinouriri drops new single ‘Ribs’, ahead of her huge UK tour and 4 sold-out London shows
2023 has already been a massive year for Rachel Chinouriri. Not only has she dropped a viral single ‘Maybe I’m Lonely’, but has also supported Lewis Capaldi’s European arena tour and been shortlisted for BBC’s Sound of 2023.
Now, Chinouriri has dropped her latest single, ‘Ribs’, a summery indie-pop anthem with catchy vocals and joyful instrumentation. Paired with a lo-fi music video, the track feels comforting, sunny and intimate. Chinouriri’s voice is uniquely engaging, always soft but never dull.
The lyrics revolve around the idea of love causing physical pain. As Chinouriri humorously put it: “I 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”. The tone of this description fits the song well; it is relatable but not clichéd, emotional but not devastating. It never pretends not to be a pop song.
The chorus consists of a catchy melody, group vocals and a satisfying chord progression. Chinouriri knows exactly how to write a successful pop song and does so like an expert.
Watch/Listen to ‘Ribs’ here:
Catch Rachel Chinouriri at the following:
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow – 3rd May
O2 Academy3, Birmingham – 4th May
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – 5th May
Strange Brew, Bristol – 7th May
Hoxton Hall, London (SOLD OUT) – 9th May
Hoxton Hall, London (SOLD OUT) – 10th May
Hoxton Hall, London (SOLD OUT) – 11th May
Hoxton Hall, London (SOLD OUT) – 12th May
NBHD Weekender, Manchester – 27th May
Wasing Festival, Berkshire – 22nd June
Barn on The Farm Festival, Gloucestershire – 1st July
NASS Festival, Shepton Mallet – 9th July
Tramlines Festival, Sheffield – 23rd July
Latitude Festival, Suffolk – 22nd July
Truck Festival, Oxfordshire – 23rd July
Y Not Festival, Derbyshire – 28th July
Kendal Calling Festival, Cumbria – 29th July
Connect Festival, Glasgow – 26th August
All Points East Festival, London – 27th August
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