As the Mercury in Texas continues to climb, one particular Dallas band is heating up on a Kelvin level. Indie pop duo D and Chi celebrated Memorial Day with the debut of their “If U Are” video from their latest Corners album and now follow that up with the love song of the summer in “Supernova” out this Friday.
The group consisting of vocalist/guitarist Darren Eubank, vocalist Chima Ijeh and a quartet of north Texas musicians formed in 2013 and have since been considered one of the state’s best kept secrets. Their organic, often stripped-down, indie pop melodies are based in the singer-songwriter genre and focus on lyrical substance, tight, heartfelt vocals and anthemic ballads. The harmonies are shaded with smooth R&B, reggae and alternative rock. Think Usher meets One Republic and the Goo Goo Dolls.
D and Chi’s latest single, “Supernova,” bursts hearts and soothes eardrums with resonating lyrics of infatuation. “‘Supernova’ is about exploring new love,” said songwriter Eubank. “In the song, they’re stargazing and setting off on an adventure.” Eubank created the outline for “Supernova” while Ijeh helped with musical composition. With their band, the duo was able to round out the single during production creating a powerful, yet, playfully adventurous love ballad.
Just like a supernova, the bright luminosity of new love can quickly fade. However, If this summer’s success is any indication of what’s to come, D and Chi should be glowing for light-years.
Check out the stripped-down version of “Supernova” from D and Chi’s recent Sofar Sounds show below.
The group will celebrate the release of their summer single with a release party on Friday, Aug. 4 from 8 p.m to midnight at Cinderblock. The event will feature performances by 16-year-old singer-songwriter Parker Twomey, Blue Apollo, Remy Reilly and City Under Seige.
Out on Friday, Aug. 4, “Supernova” by D and Chi will be available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify. Visit http://www.dandchimusic.com for more information.