Following the release of the popular anthem ‘Cool 2B Queer’ in October, Chela released a remix featuring American pop sensation Shamir.
The remix comes just as we head into a season of LGBTQIA+ visibility and celebration, with Sydney WorldPride and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras both coming in February.
Speaking about the collaboration, Chela said that she “I couldn’t think of anyone more perfect than queer pop royalty Shamir to match the rudeness, sass, and sass of ‘Cool 2B Queer.’”.
He added that Shamir “The sonic essence is like a bittersweet sprinkle on the meat of the song, and how lucky we are to pop its remix cherry with this bop!”
When talking about the remix, Shamir said that he feels “I am very honored to have been asked to remix ‘Cool 2B Queer.’ I had never done a complete remix by myself before and it was a really fun challenge.” He explained that always “slightly dodgy remixes” because I didn’t trust his production skills, but that “to be able to take that leap” with ‘Cool 2B Queer’ meant a lot
Both Chela and Shamir are well-known LGBTQIA+ musicians, and Shamir added that “It’s always beautiful when queer artists share their explicit, unfiltered stories.”
Chela has also announced the ‘Cool 2B Queer’ Australian tour, in support of her latest single of the same name.
Looking ahead to a season of LGBTQIA+ visibility and celebration with Sydney WorldPride and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras taking place this February, Chela is excited to perform at key Pride events across the country, including Sydney WorldPride Series, Victoria’s Pride Street Party in Melbourne, Gaytimes Festival in Gembrook. The ‘Cool 2B Queer’ tour will also see Chela headlining shows in Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide. Chela will also perform as a vocalist alongside award-winning artist Mo’Ju as part of her upcoming shows in collaboration with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
CHELA – COOL 2B QUEER TOUR
Friday 3 February – Cube Nightclub, Canberra
Friday 10 February – My Lover Cindi, Adelaide
Sunday 12 February: Victoria’s Pride street party, Melbourne
Friday 17 February – Gaytimes Festival, Gembrook (new date)
Tuesday, February 21 – Sydney Opera House (with Mo’Ju)
Friday 24 February – Sydney WorldPride Opening Concert (with Mo’Ju)
Saturday March 4 – Sydney WorldPride Series, Sydney
Friday March 17 – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (with Mo’Ju)
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