Watch: Chitra - In My Opinion
Having just been announced for BIGSOUND 2023, Naarm/Melbourne-based artists returns with a rockin' new single
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We've been fans of Chitra here at Pilerats for a while now, first premiering her single A Kind four years ago. Now she returns with her first new music in two years, with new single In My Opinion seeing her further evolve her sound from her more folk-leaning roots into atmospheric and addictive indie rock.
Written in response to a frustrating situation with someone close to her, In My Opinion is a rollicking short & sweet cut packing fuzzy guitars and a driving rhythm section alongside Chitra's warm vocals.
Chitra explains "I wrote this song about trying to understand how to be there for a loved one if they don't want your help and coming to terms with that. It's about seeing patterns of behaviour and getting frustrated but ultimately stepping aside."
The single comes alongside a cinematic music video, directed by Tori Styles who explains "The clip shows someone sitting across from Chitra at a decadent feast. They’re obviously very hurt and are berating her, oblivious to the beautiful meal in front of them. I can relate to the struggle of someone misdirecting their emotions at you - sometimes you just want to kill them! Shooting on 16mm made perfect sense for this clip, as we wanted to maintain the grit and grain the medium lends itself to, and really highlight the beauty in imperfections. Funny story about this clip, we actually had to shoot it twice because the first time the film wasn’t loaded properly! One of the many beautiful uncertainties of working with film. You live and you learn!"
In My Opinion comes fresh off the back of Chitra being announced as playing BIGSOUND this year, and for those in Eora & Naarm, you can catch Chitra launching the single (dates below).