Bonneville has released her new video for the single titled ‘Chimpanzee’. Hopelessly endearing with an emphasis on what we all feel. That lost in the atmosphere gaze and stuck in the moment mentality. Wondering what it’s all for and if we fit in at all. The music is that closeness you feel around those you love and the warmth you emanate back to them.

But, above all, there is a unique sense of self within the lyrics that the music really helps bring to the forefront. A beautiful metaphor meant for the thoughts in us that say the exact same thing, rejoicing that Bonneville is saying the quiet part out loud. Beautiful.

About Bonneville

At the age of 19, Bonnie, originally from York, moved to Manchester.

Peering out from a high-rise flat in student halls on Oxford Road, she found herself comparing her feelings to the chimpanzee they shot into space in the 1960s. Feeling a thousand miles from home, spaced from bad-weed and heartbreak, Bonneville wrote Chimpanzee.

Chimpanzee transcends this compelling narrative, providing a melancholic atmosphere, echoing the sentiments of drifting around, feeling lost in space.

Paired with Bonneville’s alluring vocals the track has country influences, painting a hazy but vivid picture on her experience of moving away from home for the first time.

Within the album itself, her overall narrative is inspired by real life events and journeys. Other tracks including “The World (Was Built By A Man),” “Lady Be Free,” and “You Know,” are all narratives upon inequality of women, and they inspire feelings of freedom and escapism.

The album reflects Bonneville’s diverse taste in music, with a nod to the nostalgia of noughties pop soul, including notes of country, neo-soul, jazz, and compelling sonic influences throughout.

All production on the project is from Isaac Mccinis (Crooked Rooms Studios,) recorded at Young Thugs Studios, and mastering was by Kevin Tuffy (Mastering Engineer of the Year 2022) at Man-Made-Mastering in Berlin.

New Lady mixes sensitive production and classic, quality song writing. The strength found in community that threads through the lyrics is reflected in the album’s production, written with a small group of friends and musicians whom Bonneville trusted with intimate stories.

Alongside her musical career, Bonnie Milnes is also an aspiring actress, with credits including 2023 series “The Gallows Pole”, written and directed by Shane Meadows.