“Michelle has proven she can tackle pretty much any genre" – Rolling Stone
For Immediate Release: January 14, 2015
(Toronto, ON) – Michelle Chamuel, who stole many hearts on the fourth season of NBC's The Voice, will release her hotly-anticipated solo debut Face The Fire on February 10th via Marquis Label Services. Chamuel’s solo record showcases her ability as an extremely talented vocalist and producer. Following her tight second-place finish on Season 4 of The Voice, Chamuel grabbed friends and former band mates, Theo Katzman and Tyler Duncan to co-write and co-produce the LP in her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts. With walls of synthesizers and big hooks, Face The Fire is an intelligent pop record that delivers infectious melodies and thundering energy.
Chamuel has already revealed album opener and title track “Face The Fire,” which begins with a lo-fi drone before kicking into a playful pop melody, and “Lottery,” where the tempo ramps into full-on dance mode. The intensity continues on “Made For Me” with a driving bass line that pulses the song into a colorful swirl. Chamuel then strips back and brings to light her vocal ability with “Golden,” as the combination of deep bass and a sparse drumbeat create an open space for her voice to soar.
"'Face the Fire' is about the innate desire in you to "go for it" and follow your passion," explains Chamuel. "It can be daunting - but at some point you just start going after what you burn for. That's facing the fire."
No stranger to the stage or the industry, Michelle Chamuel got her start playing in the Michigan rock band, Ella Riot, which saw her performing over 200 days a year and playing festivals including Lollapalooza and SXSW. Following the end of the band in 2012, Michelle began releasing music under her production moniker, The Reverb Junkie, and saw her track “All I Want” reach number 6 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic charts and number 1 on the iTunes Dance Chart. Still, her voice is her primary instrument, and with it Chamuel’s debut effortlessly transmits the wide range of emotional frequencies that drive her.
Michelle Chamuel's debut album Face The Fire will be available for digital purchase in Canada on February 10th. Look for Canadian Tour Dates to be announced soon. Visit michellechamuel.com for the most up-to-date tour listings.
MICHELLE CHAMUEL - FACE THE FIRE TRACKLISTING RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2015 (Marquis Label Services) 01. Face The Fire 02. The Fall 03. Golden 04. Made For Me 05. Weight Of The World 06. Rock It 07. Lottery 08. Wake Up 09. Money 10. Give You
“..big hooks, eccentric sounds, and spark-throwing energy." – Entertainment Weekly
“a surging chorus driven by a barrage of synthesizers.” – Billboard
“I would buy whatever she sings even if it was, "I Hate Wanda Sykes." – Wanda Sykes
"You [Michelle] are medicine for the whole world” – Usher
“She's just so different. I've never seen anything like her before... Listen to what she's doing.” – Pharrell Williams