Real Love

by Chelsea Wilson

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Melbourne based vocalist, songwriter, DJ and producer releases her brand-new single Real Love, the first track from her highly anticipated second album "Chasing Gold".

Real Love sees Chelsea move into rare-groove territory, fusing her love of early disco, epic pop and jazz. Coproduced by ARIA nominated composer/ bassist Ross McHenry (The Shaolin Afronauts), the track features lush string orchestration arranged by Ross Irwin (The Bamboos) and backing vocals by Jason Heerah (Electric Empire). Co-written with her long-term pianist Andy Boyle, the song is a sweeping cinematic disco odyssey that depicts the emotion, anticipation and excitement of new love

Real Love is Chelsea’s first release in over three years. Her debut soul inspired album "I Hope You’ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me (Produced by ARIA nominated Jake Mason of Cookin’ on 3 Burners) was lauded #2 Album of the Year on ABC Radio National and nominated for
Best Soul Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014. An internationally acclaimed live performer she headlined the Arts Centre Melbourne stage at the Australasian World Music
Expo; supported Macy Gray on her Australian tour; and made her UK debut at Glastonbury Festival 2015, subsequently selling out the famous London Jazz Café. Behind the scenes she is Artistic Director of Stonnington Jazz Festival, Board Director of Music Victoria and Broadcaster for Mi-Soul Connoisseurs London.

To celebrate the launch of the single and preview new tracks from “Chasing Gold” Chelsea will perform in BAD GIRLS DISCO with Renee Geyer and Kylie Auldist as a feature event for Melbourne Music Week at the Australian Centre for Moving Image November 20.

The accompanying “Real Love” film clip, directed and produced by Jay Adshead, was shot over two days in Wilson’s Promontory national park. Shot using 1970’s anamorphic Japanese lenses by Director of Photography Paul Hughes (Wentworth), the clip was inspired by vintage Vogue magazine desert photo shoots, the Australian landscape and Viktor and Rolf. Featuring costumes made by emerging Melbourne designer Alice Palermo, the clip depicts the story of two lovers separated by time and space performed by contemporary dancers Anna Kallstrom and Anna Cerreto.



I can’t wait I can’t wait till you come home
Take me down take my clothes put me in your zone
I’ve been crying, I’ve been dying inside, I can’t lie
Making my skin burn, making this world turn I got lots to know and I want to learn about you
About you about you It’s all I wanna do, is love you

I can’t wait to love you
I can’t wait to show you
I can’t wait - it’s gonna be real love I can’t wait to hold you
I can’t wait to know you I can’t wait – it’s gonna to be real love

Take your time, take your time, do me right
I’ve waited so long I can wait a little longer tonight (say it once don’t say it twice)
I’ve been hungry, I’ve been starving for someone I can give my time (always right by my side)
I can make your skin burn I can make this world turn
I got lots to give and I want to give it all to you
Love to you It’s all I want to do is love you

I can’t wait to love you
I can’t wait to show you I can’t wait - It’s gonna be real love
I can’t wait to hold you
I can’t wait to know you I can’t wait - Its going to be real love Love (love, love)

It’s gonna be real love Love (love, love) Gonna be the real thing oh oh

Once I followed my heart I knew from the start
You were the missing part of my happiness, and this love it must be blessed
So I’ll cherish and adore you, spend my days beside you - yeah

I can’t wait to love you I can’t wait to show you I can’t wait - It’s gonna be real love


released October 26, 2018
"Real Love" (Wilson/Boyle)
Produced by Chelsea Wilson and Ross McHenry
Backing vocals by Jason Heerah & Chelsea Wilson
String Arrangements by Ross Irwin and Andy Boyle
Engineered/Mixed by Tom Barnes at Chapel Lane/Mixmaster
Mastered at Moose Mastering
Vocals and Strings produced by Jake Mason at Van Ness studios
Drums and percussion by Myele Manzanza | Piano and keyboards by Andy Boyle
Bass by Ross McHenry| Guitars by Dylan Marshall
Harp by Emily Rosner
Strings by Francesca Hiew, Imelda Yalcin, Blair Harris, Aaron Barnden and Charlotte Jacke


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Chelsea Wilson Melbourne, Australia

“one of the hottest acts on the Aussie circuit at the moment” Tone Deaf Australia

"sophisticated soul, that has all the elements to really weave some magic” BBC UK

Chelsea Wilson is a Melbourne based vocalist, songwriter, broadcaster and producer.
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