With 22 million streams to date, Rachel Chinouriri is fast making a name for herself as an ambassador of heartfelt indie, soothing her listeners with intimate, emotional storytelling. The critical success of 2021’s Four° in Winter marked out her capabilities as a stylistic amalgamator, but new project Better Of Without marks a return to her first genre love, balancing the sadness of heartbreak with summery choruses of hope.
With a headline tour and a slot at Sam Fender’s Finsbury Park show soon to come, Chinouriri has realised that the thing she is best off without is limitations, freeing herself of pre-conceived notions of what an indie artist “should” be. What better time for a break-up? In centring her own wants and needs, Rachel Chinouriri is ready to share her realest, rawest self.