One of Bristol UK’s most promising new artists, Chrissie Huntley, has released her brand new single, ‘Supposed to Be. The release arrives after over a year-long hiatus in which the singer has been rebranding, recharging and breathing new life into her sound and overall artistry; with ‘Supposed to Be’ acting as the icebreaker into this exciting creative comeback.
Prior to lockdown, Chrissie had been making huge waves on the music scene; having headlined the O2 Academy Bristol; performing twice on BBC 1’s Regional News Show (broadcast to around 2 million viewers in the West of England); performing at the UK House of Commons in aid of National Grief Awareness Week; and being handpicked by Glastonbury Festival founder, Michael Eavis, to play the event in 2019. However, as with musicians around the globe, this momentum came to an unavoidable halt when the pandemic hit.
Therefore, Huntley decided to use the time granted by national lockdowns to her advantage. Collaborating with musicians across the globe and transforming her closet into a home studio, Chrissie has spent the past year equipping herself with a brand new body of work to return to the stage later in 2021. ‘Supposed to Be’ is the first of a series of single releases set for release this year, and is one that the Brit School graduate holds close to her heart:
“‘Supposed to Be’ is one of the first songs I ever wrote when I was a teenager and I just got dumped by the guy who I thought was supposed to be “the one”. I think we’ve all been in that position where you know that it’s over, but you just want to hold on and pretend just a little while longer…”
Recorded in Bristol with upcoming songwriter & producer Laurence Fazakerley Buglass, the track demonstrates why Chrissie’s effortless vocals have had such an effect on her audience to date. Having seen a show of her’s at The Louisiana, presenters of The Bristol Music Show on BCfm coined Chrissie as “an upcoming Beyonce”. Similarly, 2020 saw Tap the Feed music blog label the singer as one of their Ones to Watch, with the publication’s founder, Mustafa Mirreh, stating that Chrissie’s voice is “honestly one of the best [he has] heard in a long time”.