Chanticleer Trü would like you to know that "RNB ain't no joke." As frontman of Portland, OR retrofuturist electro-soul adepts Chanti Darling, Trü drinks deeply from the sacred founts of Disco, Boogie Funk, and the dizzying universe of house music. Teasing out the essential filaments, Trü weaves a sound that nods to the past as it blasts into the future; urgent, irresistible, and absolutely of the moment.
Written over three years and recorded in Portland, OR at Zip Zap and Eyrst studios, RNB Vol. 1 features numerous collaborations with producer Damon Boucher and Natasha Kmeto. While some of the songs were written in the studio, much of the music was refined during the bands already legendary live shows. Aesthetically, Chanti Darling melds 80's retro-futurist iconography with a late-night summertime vibe; RNB Vol. 1 is a place of neon lights and palm fronds, washed in the pastels of dusk and dawn.
Chanti Darling has crafted a sonic totem, imbued with the power to transport the listener to a place of hip-shaking, sweaty freedom. Blessed through a life steeped in rhythm with the mystic ability to tap into and channel the primal genomic funk, Chanticleer Trü has crafted a shimmering antidote to that darkness. RNB Vol. 1 is a rapturous, profoundly engaging (and much needed) mega dose of humanities first antidepressant.