Growing up in San Francisco in the 1970s, Chantal Monté learned from an early age how powerful a combination sex and music is. Her three track EP, ‘Syrup’, set for release on June 23, is an expression of everything she holds dear, and is erotic and deeply seductive.
The 60s and 70s was a time of experimentation, exploration, and expression, and it’s the experiences of her childhood and young adulthood that Chantal draws on for ‘Syrup’. A painfully shy flowerchild, she explored mediation and yoga, bringing to her poetry and music a spiritual context, as well as a sexual one.
“The SF lifestyle fostered a wild creative expression in me. I explored the arts, sexuality, and meditation as catalysts for altered states of consciousness.” she reflects.
Chantal collaborated with Portuguese producer, Nuno Meneses on a series of recordings that was to become ‘Syrup’ – a blend of the electronic and the erotic, which conjures up a feeling of the early 70s. Nuno took to the studio to make the instrumentals, while Chantal stayed in her bed recording the vocals. The result is deeply seductive.
Lead track, ‘Everything’, is meditative and sensual, lulling the listener into a relaxed, meditative state, and sets the tone for the remainder of the EP: