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Album of the Week

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posted 10/08/2014

Chelsea Wilson – I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me

Chelsea Wilson is an independent vocalist, songwriter, broadcaster, and DJ.  Over two years in the making, I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me contains ten new tracks inspired by seventies afrobeat, blacksploitation soundtracks, sixties Motown, and soul Jazz.




The album includes eight of Chelsea’s original compositions, plus her unique funk arrangement of Neyo’s pop hit Closer and an Esther Phillips tribute, the title track of the album.  Produced by Chelsea Wilson and Jake Mason (Cookin’ on 3 Burners), the album features an incredible list of musicians including Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos) on guitar, Jake Mason on keys (Cookin’ on 3 Burners), Lucas Taranto on bass (Gotye), Ivan “Choi” Khatchoyan on drums (True Live) and Michelle Martinez (The Voice) on backing vocals.




The album artwork concept was directed by Chelsea, containing a series of images channeling the looks of three iconic rock-star divorcees; Cher, Priscilla Presley, and Studio 54’s darling and ex Rolling Stone wife, Bianca Jagger, who inspired the cover shot.  The record will be released on Chelsea’s own label, House of Valerie Joan, named after her paternal and maternal grandmothers (respectively) and will be available on vinyl LP, deluxe CD, and digitally via Rocket Distribution from August 8th.

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