“I want to write the kind of music people can relate to and feel where it was written from. I want them to understand and relate to me and my writing,” says UK newcomer Chris de Sarandy about his music and the message he wants to bring across as an artist. And the message is, in fact, coming across. With incredibly relatable songs and a raspy, soulful voice, the British singer-songwriter is as authentic as he is talented.
Hailing from South West England, the 24-year-old started playing in an indie band from the young age of 14 but felt frustrated due to wanting to do more than his bandmates. He moved from indie to pop, calling his own music more natural and mature. This pattern emerges early on and runs through the life of the Briton – don’t think twice, just do it and follow your heart! What’s always there is his music, in which he captures his emotions and collected experiences.
Out of the small town and on to new adventures! He moves to London and attends the renowned BRIT School, where, among others, Adele and Jessie J studied before him. After finishing his degree in Leeds, Chris moved to Berlin to work at a design agency. “I studied Graphic Design because it was the safe option. Music was always my main passion”, says the singer-songwriter. Throughout his time in Berlin, he met more and more producers and musicians with whom he started working. Good music and talent hardly goes unnoticed and as luck would have it, he was scouted by Berlin’s independent label Embassy of Music, who were convinced of his talent from the first song and signed him. Though Berlin is known as the world’s techno capital, Chris has found his pop niche and home in Germany’s capital.
2022 will be an exciting year for Chris de Sarandy, because after his debut single “Good Girl, Sad Boy”, he’s now released his sophomore single “Like I Don’t Know You”. You’ll find one thing over and over again in Chris’ songs – departure, and approaching life with open eyes and ears. Part of this departure, however, is also a farewell. “Like I Don’t Know You” is about love, the inevitable path to lovesickness – and yet it exudes an irrepressible joie de vivre. Chris tells of the emotions that everyone in their mid-twenties shares – and thanks to his voice and flair for unique melodies always leaves a lasting impression.