Hail­ing from the South of Lon­don, CHKN is a young cre­at­ive that spits intel­li­gent, but some­how utterly relat­able rhymes 247. His work com­bines intric­ately placed lyr­ics with staple melod­ic riffs that appeal to the urban/pop realms. CHKN’s most recent effort, Settle Down, nar­rates a darkly comed­ic tale of set­tling down pres­sure along­side song­stress Rosa and DJ Ironik. The video will be released on the 29th of this month. 

CHKN’s approach to alt-pop boasts a feel-good atmo­sphere along­side a sprink­ling of trade­mark humour. This artist aims to express an array of real-life exper­i­ences with­in his dynam­ic, groove-laden work. Work­ing with DJ Ironik for the first time, Ironik is a Brit­ish Musi­cian, DJ and Rap­per famed for an array of chart-top­ping staples —  Stay With Me and Tiny Dan­cer to name a few. As a legend in a mul­ti­tude of genres, DJ Ironik lays down his verse around CHKN’s freshest effort.

The new single, Settle Down fea­tur­ing ROSA and DJ Ironik, touches upon per­son­al struggles around rela­tion­ships and suf­foc­at­ing soci­et­al norms. Delivered with a unique care­free prowess, CHKN, demon­strates soph­ist­ic­ated lyr­ic­al abil­ity with­in this fresh playl­ist staple. It’s a truly mod­ern love story sur­round­ing Net­flix, awk­ward avoid­ance and fears towards an end­lessly single life. 

CHKN says, When you’ve had a bad exper­i­ence with a rela­tion­ship that ended and enjoy being single to then real­ise all your friends are set­tling down maybe you should too.”


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.