At the intersection of rock and roll, alternative, indie, R&B and country lies Cheyanne Summer. Her Western Canadian roots, born and raised in Kelowna, and crafting established roots in Calgary, exposed her to not just country music and timeless classics like Patsy Cline and Garth Brooks, but the music scene as a whole including festival culture and live shows from her earliest memories.
As a musical omnivore and passionate songstress, Cheyanne has been hearing and interpreting diverse genres since she decided to sing, which imbues a timeless quality to her music and encourages a broad variety of collaborators, styles, and production techniques with every release. Despite her folksy roots, she’s not afraid to make bold creative decisions, which leads to a sultry, moody, jazz-inflected hip hop tune like iSpy; conversely, she can turn on her alternative charm with a song like Circles, an emotive and vulnerable song which takes her vocals all over her expressive soprano range.
As her first few singles and releases have hit worldwide platforms, Cheyanne’s drive and motivation has continued to bring new collaborators into her diverse projects. She’s been her own agent, promoter, and marketer and has branched into festival production and talent booking herself, with the full knowledge that her passion for the industry would create the connections and repertoire she needs to drive her career forward. To that end, she is also the co-founder of Peach Jam Records, her own home for self-released music, and a hub for the community of creatives she finds herself at the centre of.
As her career and reach build, 2022 will be remembered as the year Cheyanne Summer broke out. In that year she reached 100,000 streams for Circles and 180,000 total on demand streams, including #21 on the Local Pulse: Riga Spotify chart in June and #132 on the R&B/Soul: Norway Apple Music Charts in March.
In June 2022, NEXT Magazine listed Cheyanne as one of their top 40 essential artists to watch at NXNE (North by Northeast), where she played in Toronto’s Wheatsheaf Tavern, the oldest bar in the city. Closer to home, Circles was nominated for Alternative Recording of the year at the YYC Music Awards in September, and Cheyanne sold out a headlining showcase at Junction in Calgary not long before being selected to play at the Canadian Country Music Awards’ Off-Country showcase at Cold Garden Beverage Company.
Cheyanne has been a regular on radio and in digital publications at home and across Canada, including interview features on CBC’s Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio 1, features in over 20 online publications such as The Calgary Guardian and 10at10 Calgary, and international radio play including CJSW and X92.9.
"My music represents growth, strength, resilience and a sense of power. ‘Circles’ was inspired by feeling like I can’t break free from how people view me and how they think I’m supposed to be. Music has helped me through a lot, so I hope my music can help others." - Cheyanne Summer
Cheyanne Summer returns with genre-defying track ‘Circles’ featuring her signature soulful vocals and mesmerising songwriting talent.
With notable pop-rock, R&B and folk influences, Cheyanne’s shimmering vocals glide across an understated guitar riff for a laid-back, summery yet sultry sound.
‘Circles’ features a host of talented session musicians that contribute violin motifs, sparkling piano sounds and a steady pulse that highlight Cheyanne’s gorgeous vocal melodies.
Cheyanne Summer gives us a sweet summer flavour on her new track ‘iSpy’ featuring female rapper, Tinywiings.
Smooth and soulful with a relaxed jazz-pop sound, iSpy has a refreshing, timeless quality with a contemporary hip-hop twist. Lyrical themes of humanity’s unauthentic exterior compared with the sadness inside is beautifully reflected in the track’s melancholic tone with gorgeously arranged violin and live instrumentation. Tinywiings’ rhythmic and raspy bars cement iSpy as a track that will be on repeat all summer long.
'Haunt Me (stripped)' is about Cheyanne's personal struggles with mental health and encourages self awareness and the ability to rise above the stigma.
Cheyanne Summer’s vocal colour is clean and emotive, seamlessly synchronizing with the smooth vibe of the instrumental accompaniment. The layering of harmonized backing vocals for the hook adds a creative flare and depth to the overall sound without detracting from the lyrical prominence.
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Cheyanne Summer 2022