Getting To Know... Chanidu

Having already established himself with a wealth of glittering delights these last few years, New Jersey-based artist Chanidu is now back for 2024 with his vibrant new outing 'I want to feel your love'.

Capturing a wonderfully fun and lively disco-inspired aesthetic for his newest offering, 'I want to feel your love' makes for a wonderfully fresh and enjoyable listen. With its bold and bouncing energy perfectly heightening his shimmering vocals throughout, this new one will have you up and out of your seat in no time.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and what has been inspiring him lately.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

The first instrument I owned was a guitar.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I used to listen to country music daily.

What was the first album you remember owning?

I bought three albums I liked at the same time namely Rumors by Fleetwood Mac, Jolene by Dolly Parton and I Believe in You by Don Williams.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

The one song I wish I could have written is Hotel California by the Eagles.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

Most times I like seclusion.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

I listen to myself, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone, Maroon 5, Adele, and Taylor Swift.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

In this aspect I would probably say Maroon 5 but opening any show is always good for intro.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

The most rewarding thing about being a musician is getting compliments from people who love my music.

And what is the most frustrating part?

Being able to overcome the frustration of finding a good bridge for a particular song, reaping up scraps of paper notwithstanding. I always follow the traditional way of putting things on paper or in a recorder.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

The best advice from people is to look for a full-time job because the music industry is flooded. I said to myself that this was correct- I can have a job to fund my artistry and that's what I did. There are diminishing returns when people are selective and maybe I will be able to acquire new listeners, so don't quit.


Chanidu's new single 'I want to feel your love' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.