Agatha Chelsea is a pop singer/songwriter born in Bandung, Indonesia. Rising to early stardom on a nationally televised youth talent show back in 2013, Chelsea has since sustained a veritable music career. Her repertoire includes both Indonesian and English songs, and has received consistent support through a growing, millions-strong fanbase. While her local language songs account for a large part of her popularity, her English songs achieve their own success and emit a distinctive international potential.
From her output this year, “When We’re Older,” which will be featured on her soon-to-be-released EP, Love Letters, seems to be the best executed single instrumentally and lyrically. Its foundation is refreshing, as Chelsea gradually reveals it over the course of the song, without needing to reach a clearly defined apex of intensity. When the piano and percussion mold together, there’s still a certain bite to the combination of those elements that complements Chelsea’s soft, yet bold vocal tonality. These factors effectively play into the song’s theme, which centers on her reflection on a breakup in her youth, and subsequently, the newfound humility she gleans within her realization of growth as an adult. I appreciate how Chelsea utilizes these components as part of her message, and I look forward to how the song is integrated into her upcoming EP.
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