There is a certain sweetness to Chelsea Lankes that emanates. It radiates through each of her songs, drawing you to her instantly. Her newest EP, “Ringing Bell” (August 28th, 2012), is a refreshing take on pop music, bearing the structural sensibility of a seasoned songwriter, and the creativity of a true artist. Chelsea upholds lyrical integrity and emotional articulation that exemplifies her passion of craft, while also personally disclosing her heart’s journey to each of her listeners. Lankes’ voice is like a sweet echo, resonating brightly to match her classic beauty and poised demeanor. This is her edge. Chelsea says, “My music wasn’t always like this, but I had to decide how to shape myself from the angst-y teen poet into an artist that makes music with longevity. I wanted to do something that represents who I was then, and who I am now. I hope my music, like my life, is anything but contrived.” Maybe that’s why everyone loves her- there are no pretenses. Chelsea laughs, “I’ve always been a bit of an escapist… I guess that’s what my music is, my escape.” True to her word, Chelsea effortlessly provides a sonic solace amidst life’s messiness. “Ringing Bell” truly makes her the puppet master and you the puppet. With a tight grasp on your heartstrings, you can’t help but dance.
If you’re not familiar with Chelsea Lankes‘ music, your life is a lot less gorgeous than it could be. Really, I mean it. And if you haven’t caught this music video, than you’re doubly in trouble. The LA based songwriter floats effortlessly between melody-centric songwriting bliss and cotton candy cloud-wrapped synth pop that still boasts an important and grounding emotionality. Mötley Crüe proved their songs could survive in the hands of country stars with last year’s Nashville Outlaws tribute album, and now singer Chelsea Lankes has demonstrated that at least one of the band’s classic cuts makes for a pretty good pop song too.
Chelsea Lankes – Too Young to Fall In Love
“I’ve always been a fan of the ’80s and particularly hair metal,” Lankes told SPIN. “There are so many great lyrics and melodies from that era and dressed up a little differently, they can still be a really great pop song. ‘Too Young to Fall in Love’ is an earlier cut from Mötley Crüe, but it’s one of their best. I’m so drastically different as an artist from their sound but the challenge of making it my own is what makes doing a cover song fun.”
The Motley Crue cover “Too Young To Fall In Love” is the b-side to Chelsea Lankes’ “Down For Whatever” single out today (3/2). About the song and its choice as a cover, Chelsea says “she’s
always been a fan of the 80s and particularly hair metal”, and “There are so many great lyrics and melodies from that era and dressed up a little differently, they can still be a really great pop song.”. Sample to “Too Young To Fall In Love” below and check the 7″ out today on our B3SCI Records.
Mötley Crüe – Too Young To Fall in Love HD [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
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