Midnight thrills in the bowling alley...
Chad Valley

These things take time.

Real name Hugo Manuel, Chad Valley has been on our radar for some time. Synth heavy R&B jams with an aching heart, the Oxford producer's sound - somewhere between the New Jack Swing movement and 80s pop - has seen Manuel craft a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic.

Late last year Chad Valley finally dropped his debut album. 'Young Hunger' contains some sublime highs, not least a full blown collaboration with Twin Shadow. 'I Owe You This' is all hazy synths and loose limbed beats, wrapping themselves in a melancholic, nostalgic atmosphere.

The track has gained an official video, which seems to mirror some of the youthful debauchery and aching nostalgia on display in the music.

Following a gang of friends on their nighttime exploits, the group break into a deserted bowling alley before indulging in some youthful antics. Beautifully shot, the whole thing is endowed with an almost painful sense of innocence which matches the gauzy, sunset feel of the music...

Watch it now.

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'Young Hunger' is out now.


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