Press Release: Heartland – Chenél No.1


Heartland, the latest EP by Chenél No.1, is an intimate and heartfelt collection of songs that captures the essence of family, love and devotion. Each track on this album is a tribute to the different individuals who hold a special place in Chenél's life: her three daughters, her mother and a lullaby for a busy morning routine. Through the beautiful melodies and touching lyrics, Heartland invites listeners into a world of personal connections and celebrates the unique personality of each loved one.


Artist Overview:

Chenél No.1 is a singer-songwriter who has a remarkable ability to infuse her music with genuine emotion and depth. With her soulful alto voice, she effortlessly conveys the complexities of love, joy and the human experience. Chenél's previous works have received nominations at the Afri-Indie Independent Music Awards 2023 and has connected with audiences around the world, but Heartland marks a significant milestone in her career, as it draws inspiration from her most cherished relationships.


Album Concept:

Heartland is a musical journey that takes listeners on a heartfelt exploration of the bonds between a mother and her children. Each song is a unique expression of love and affection, reflecting the individuality of each daughter and capturing the essence of the mother-daughter relationship. Chenél's deep connection to her roots and the importance of family shines through in every lyric and melody, creating a deeply personal and relatable experience for listeners.



1. "Beautiful Girl" - Dedicated to her eldest daughter, Janke, this song embodies her joyful and adventurous spirit, capturing the essence of a young girl discovering the world.

2. "Sweet Heart" - Inspired by her middle daughter, Danicke, this track evokes a sense of elegance and poise, reflecting the gentle nature and quiet strength that radiates from within amidst difficulties.

3. "Luanke" - Dedicated to her youngest daughter, Luanke, this song is a celebration of innocence and wonder, embracing the curiosity and boundless imagination of childhood.

4. "She is" - A heartfelt tribute to Chenél's own mother, this emotional ballad portrays the selfless love and unwavering support that a mother provides throughout life's journey using the metaphor of a fierce lioness throughout the song.

5. "Little Monster/Monstertjie" - This bilingual upbeat lullaby, is perfect for starting the day with a sense of adventure and urgency, this track invites listeners to embrace the challenges of each new morning. The lyrics can be enjoyed in both Afrikaans and English.


Press Highlights:

"Chenél's Heartland is a deeply personal and emotive album, highlighting the power of family and the enduring love between a mother and her children. With each track, she effortlessly captures the essence of each loved one, creating a musical tapestry of heartfelt emotions." - Music Magazine


"Heartland is a remarkable achievement for Chenél, showcasing her exceptional songwriting skills and soulful vocals. The album's relatable themes and intimate storytelling make it a captivating listening experience for fans old and new." - The Indie Grid


Release Date and Distribution:

Heartland is set to be released on 23 January 2024. The album will be available on major music streaming platforms and for purchase on digital music stores worldwide. Chenél's official website  will provide additional information and links to where the album can be accessed and purchased.

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