Chutney’s new Elton John-inspired single ‘Invisible’ is beautifully bittersweet

Chutney’s new Elton John-inspired single ‘Invisible’ is beautifully bittersweet

The Gold Coast rockers have an instant summer hit on their hands here.

Gold Coast rockers Chutney unveiled their latest single ‘Invisible’ today, a shimmering, summery track exploring true love and what happens when we give our heart to the wrong person.

Opening with soft strumming and honey-tinged vocal harmonies before introducing an upbeat percussive beat, ‘Invisible’ reels you in from the get-go.

Taking inspiration from their favourite Britpop acts, Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Strokes, Chutney pit forlorn musings against warm, lingering riffs, leaving the listener feeling bittersweet as the two polar moods coalesce.

While Britpop may lend a hefty hand to Chutney’s sonic influences, their blues-infused rock sound also harkens the likes of Ocean Alley and Sticky Fingers. But that’s not to say they’re derivative, instead putting their own spin on the sounds that inspire them.

‘Invisible’ came to life after Chutney frontman Matt Hansford was struck by a line in the Elton John biopic Rocketman: “Real love is hard to come by. So you find a way to cope without it”.

Taken aback by the heart-wrenching sentiment, he put pen to paper and the concept for ‘Invisible’ was born.

Between Hansford’s buttery vocals and a delicious solo from the band’s guitarist, Cal Hughes, the track is a testament to Chutney’s tight sound and immense potential – we certainly can’t wait to see what else they’ve got up their collective sleeve.

The single release is set to be followed by a satire-soaked film clip for the track on Thursday February 11.

Listen to ‘Invisible’ below.

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