‘Hollywood Heartache’ reaches for the stars.
Chop! is the new project from music industry chameleons Ben Provest and Ross Hodgkinson that’s brimming with sparkling synths and sky-high hooks. Having released the songs ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Look Me Up’ already for 2020, Chop! are back with another single in ‘Hollywood Heartache’.
On this occasion, Chop! deliver a song that’s sonically disparate from their prior two releases. The track is filled with classic rock sensibilities, reaching for the stars with anthemic choruses and polished guitar lines. Making references to Hollywood hearthrobs, Steven McQueen and Joan Jett, throughout its near-three-minute runtime, ‘Hollywood Heartache’ is inspired by the glitz and glamour of the famous Los Angeles neighbourhood.
In fact, Provest and Hodgkinson wrote and recorded the song in LA earlier this year before COVID-19 struck. Prior to that, Provest had been working at guitar company Fender in the Californian city. It was only when the world was upended by the pandemic that the guitarist was afforded the time to work on some unreleased music.
LA-based songwriter Ariane Gabriel must also be credited for the creation of ‘Hollywood Heartache’, while Jacob McCaslin did the mixing and mastering for the new track.
With three songs in a matter of months, the sky’s the limit for this burgeoning rock group.
Check out the new track below.
‘Hollywood Heartache’ is out now. For more on Chop!, check out their Instagram page.
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