Denise Chaila has spelled out her name for you and now, the Limerick rapper is asking what you wanted to be when you grew up?
‘Holy Grail’ is a song to uplift. As we know from our podcast chat with Denise last week, she’s a Dungeons and Dragons head, so a myriad of references to “Pendragon flow burning, sweet Merlin” and Luke Skywalker, is fitting.
Reflecting those characters we inhabit for our own strength, ‘Holy Grail’ is the second song from Denise Chaila’s mixtape Go Bravely, on narolane, coming soon.
The music video is directed by Stephen Hall and Outsider YP.
Denise Chaila says: “Holy Grail is a celebration. For everyone who still wants to make their inner child proud. For glow in the dark stars that become constellations, lip syncing at little break that became bigger stages, and everyone who still remembers what they wanted to be when they grew up.”
The song is on Bandcamp along with the lyrics.
‘Chaila’ has had a lot of radio success this year with 12 million radio impacts across the UK and Ireland and over 200,000 streams on Spotify.
You can also catch Denise performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, this Saturday at 8.15pm on RTÉ One as part of RTÉ Shine – along with Dermot Kennedy.
Triple? Watch Denise performon Other Voices at the National Gallery of Ireland here.
Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?
Because I forgot for a few years. I ran around, did a few degrees, tried to become so many different things for so many different people I ended up breaking my own heart. The beautiful thing about the messiness though, is that I found little messages to myself folded in badly made paper planes. Ticket stubs from my first concerts, journal entries, short stories, old hobbies. Things that made me feel like myself.
Its been a difficult few months. I don’t know what you’re feeling or where you’re at, but I have learned one thing in all this. Nurturing intimacy with your dreams breeds a kind of confidence that protects you.
So here’s the last note from my bedroom, and the bed I forged all these dreams through. Holy Grail is dedicated to the inner child that refuses to stay silent.
Why search for excalibur when thats what you are?