CIEL Premiere New Single/Video “So Scared”

CIEL Premiere New Single/Video "So Scared"

Brighton-based indie/alt band CIEL have premiered their new single “So Scared” and its accompanying video.

It’s the second taste of their upcoming new EP ‘Make It Better’, due to be released on July 7 via Jazz Life Records (Blood Red Shoes, Tigercub, Circe). Pre-order it here.

Speaking about it, the band’s vocalist Michelle Hindriks said: “’So Scared’ is about being scared to be vulnerable and open up yourself towards someone else. But at the same time it’s about actively wanting to change that part of yourself and working hard to be able to be vulnerable, as it’s an important part of making valuable connections with others. The song started out with just one cute sounding synth line with the vocal part over it and in the studio we kept adding layers of guitars to create a much bigger sound”.

Watch the Craig Murray-directed video below.

CIEL “So Scared”

The follow-up to their 2022 EP ‘Not In The Sun, Nor In The Dark’, is a fast-paced, in-the-moment offering brimming with liveliness and infectious energy, with its scruffy guitars and wild, over-the-top drum fills combining to perfection with the gentle yet emotive vocals of charismatic frontwoman Michelle Hindriks.

CIEL Upcoming Live Shows (supporting Blood Red Shoes)

14 – Madrid, Moby Dick
15 – Vigo, La Iguana
16 – Barcelona, La Nau
19 – Rotterdam, Rotown
20 – Groningen, Vera
21 – Utrecht, EKKO
26 – Cologne, MTC
27 – Bremen, Tower
28 – Berlin, Badehaus
29 – Hannover, LUX
30 – Prague, Futurum

1 – Chelsea – Vienna, Austria
3 – Bogen F – Zurich, Switzerland
4 – Marché Gar – Lyon, France
5 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
6 – Stéréolux – Nantes, France
7 – Point FMR – Paris, France
8 – Cactus – Bruges, Belgium