Soulful melodies, lush harmonies and commanding storytelling are some of the terms used to describe the music of Salt Lake City local, Anaïs Chantal. Drawing inspiration from artists like Kimbra, Jordan Rakei, and Hiatus Kaiyote, she fuses elements of Neo Soul, R&B, Pop, and dreamy synthesis blending genres and captivating audiences.
In 2019, Anais made her debut with the EP "Birdie," a three-part anthology exploring depression, love, loss, and heartbreak. This powerful introduction set the stage, paving the way for what was to come. In 2023, she released her debut album, "Where Do I Go?," representing her personal growth and evolution as an artist. Merging elements from her earlier work while exploring new sounds, her music remains both familiar yet ventures into exciting new directions.
Anais's career has led her to exciting events including opening for Rina Sawayama at the Twilight Concert Series, singing at the historic Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland California, and performing at Kilby Block Party in 2023, a festival which attracted over 25,000 attendees and one of her biggest performances to date.
The future holds endless possibilities for this exceptional artist, as she continues to shine through her music. As her artistic journey unfolds, Anais's unwavering passion, honesty and creativity are sure to solidify her place in the music industry.
Anais Chantal has a breathtaking voice—rich and sophisticated, with both a jazz-informed diction and world-weary wisdom. Her three-song EP Birdie, is a musical snapshot of her experience as a person living with mental illness. Her vulnerability is made clear on the visceral “Lithium,” which is about the medication’s effect on her brain. The three tracks on Birdie prove Chantal to be as commanding a songwriter and storyteller as she is a singer.
Chantal’s moving, hypnotic voice has often been compared to that of Billie Holiday’s and correctly so—there’s a nostalgic quality to both artists’ voices, something that demands to be heard.