Bristol UK based pop-rock singer-songwriter Chandra releases ‘Pretty’, the follow-up single to April’s critically acclaimed ‘Lighters To The Sky’. A soaring, sing-along pop-rock belter, ‘Pretty’ drives a message of equality and tolerance, encouraging us all to find the courage to simply be ourselves but also challenge ourselves to re-evaluate what we find ‘pretty’.
Pretty is a euphoric protest song; a rally cry to every single person on the planet who feels a pang of insecurity because they aren’t pretty, or normal or acceptable… so much so that they hide a side of themselves away.
We’re all subjected to the pressures of the world from the moment we wake and experience a constant barrage of subliminal conditioning that creates a perception of what is ‘pretty’ and ‘normal’, whether that’s looks, identity, interests or opinions. Chandra has his own experiences of not fitting in:
“We should all strive to create a world where we can simply be ourselves without prejudice. For me this stems all the way back to being a mixed race kid in school, being called a Paki on a daily basis, through to being a teenager in a band, wearing eyeliner and having color in my spiky hair (I felt like Camden Town was the only place in the country I didn’t get stared at in disgust). Certainly my particular experience shows that we’ve progressed but we’ve still got a very long way to go.
It’s not about accepting any one particular ‘thing’ (be that spiky hair, a disability or how you identify); it’s about challenging yourself to be more accepting of anything at all that you don’t find ‘pretty’ and that you deem to be ‘different’… even if you find it uncomfortable. Otherwise we’ll never grow as a society.”
SOURCE: Official Bio