CHEZ KANE – Chez Kane (2021)
British rock singer CHEZ KANE is releasing here self-titled album tomorrow. A talented, young vocalist who fronts, with her two sisters, the band Kane’d, she was brought to the attention of the label after conversations with Danny Rexon of Crazy Lixx about the possibility of him scouting and producing some exciting new talent. Subsequently, Danny started working on some demos with Chez and Frontiers Music did not pass up the opportunity to get involved with this incredible talent.
Chez’s debut solo album embraces the melodic rock style that both she and Danny so admire, while adding a new twist to the current takes on the genre.
Rexon says, “Until now, I had only worked on the production of Crazy Lixx, but with this I can take a whole other role where I’m working on building up a brand new solo artist, which is quite refreshing….especially when we’re talking about creating something with a talented and hardworking singer like Chez.”
The concept behind the album started with a vision that Danny had in mind. “I’ve long felt that the contemporary melodic rock scene is missing an important piece of what I think made the genre, at least to some extent, so great in the late 80s and early 90s, and that is the quintessential female rocker.
There are tons of bands in the melodic rock genre, but I feel like we’re missing that great female solo artist singing hard rock. A kind of Lee Aaron, Lita Ford, or Robin Beck for the new decade. So, the mission was clear to me from day one: Give the fans a female rocker that will remind them of the powerful rock anthems of the past”.
Chez adds that even “though I was born in the 90s, I have always had a major soft spot for that infectious 80s style, so from that aspect Danny’s songwriting fits me really well. We have the same vision, drive and passion to make this album an absolute belter”.
Danny Rexon not only produced, he has co-written and arranged every song on the album, so it’s bound to have his signature style to it.
However, this album is a lot more radio friendly (at least if you go by what was considered radio friendly in 1989), a lot more keyboard oriented and of course, the fact that it’s a powerful female voice singing the songs give the album a whole other dimension.
If you, like myself, are a fan of Lee Aaron, Vixen, Saraya, Chrissy Steele, Lita Ford, and similar artists and feel like the genre’s missing out this vital component, you’re going to love the debut album from Chez Kane.
1. Better Than Love
2. All Of It
3. Rocket On The Radio
4. Get It On
5. Too Late For Love
6. Defender Of The Heart
7. Ball N’ Chain
8. Midnight Rendezvous
9. Die In The Name Of Love
10. Dead End Street