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London singer-songwriter Chi gives Blur's "Tender" a reverb-laced twist

22 June 2015, 15:41 | Written by Laurence Day

London based singer Chi is sharing her trippy rendition of Blur's rousing anthem "Tender".

Chi's version is a willowy, pared-down take, removing the end-of-night swayalong vibes, adding a pensive twang. It's got thick textures, slowly layering on top of each other, with orchestral threads and lead-lined keys injecting a Massive Attack vibe towards the climactic end. It'd be hard to ever top the original's singular brilliance, but she gives it a mighty good go.

Raised in Bristol and Spain, Chi's made a name for herself by being a frequent collaborator in dance circles, including as a guest vocalist for Grades.

The cover follows the airing of Chi's debut cut "Hard To Be Happy" last month.

Stream Chi's "Tender" cover below.

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