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Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Pop Alternative

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ings @ Cafe Racer

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Today, it’s our absolute pleasure to give you the premiere of Ings’ (formerly Plaid Dragon’s) new video for the track “SoND”. Currently available off her debut EP, Dog Physics, “SoND” combines mystical yet soft and personal elements to create a deep and playful body of sound. Songwriter Inge Chiles’ breathy yet spirited vocals chant throughout and are enveloped by her shimmering arrangements, all of which fall wonderfully upon the listeners ears.

The video splits from upside down shots of a woman running to save her identity to another getting engulfed in smoke. Inge says of the song, “In my mind I was addressing a dear friend who, as a woman, felt pressure to define herself according to whatever boy she was dating.” These shots build well upon themselves, following the female protagonist until the end when, in lieu of “some new dude”, she seeks to find herself.

Building from her Midwestern base, Ings is now branching out to play shows throughout the region, drawing praise from appearances at SXSW and preparing for a Fall tour in support of her full-length album, It’s However You Want it to Be, due out spring 2014. Check out the video above and enjoy! - The Wild Honey Pie


Ings Chiles is a 20-something, dream-folk singer from Springfield, Missouri. She seems to do it all – play electric ukulele, bells, piano and sing as lead vocalist. Most of the songs on her hew newest release, Dog Physics, were written while sitting on her bed and each features a rotating cast of musicians.

Dog Physics is a cohesive, poetic and strum-heavy album that's precise and jumps between soft instrumentals and passionate ballads. Ings is a distant, head-in-the-clouds vocalist who has a knack for adding interesting sounds to her tracks. Her lyrics are soulful and witty in first song, “SoND”, which opens with ukulele and guitar-picking. On “SoND” Ings sings, “giving up your old ghost and nothing else, sometimes you’re dedicated to yourself / I don’t want you to disappear into some new dude." The lyrics aptly describe friends who spiral into self-involvement and get lost in romance. It's easy to relate to this sentiment because most young people have witnessed or experienced something close.

“Dogs are Aliens” and “Dog Physics” were two standout tracks on the collection. In “Dogs are Aliens”, Ings couples an upbeat tone with droll lyrics. She sings, “Friends: a remedy for solitude, but not the kind that follow you / A person that you really know / Cigarettes are just a type of food”. Concluding and title track, “Dog Physics”, includes slide guitar, soft shakers and crashy noises. It's here that Ings gets experimental on the EP and belts her lyrics instead of cooing them. The instrumentals on Dog Physics are both careful and mesmerizing, and lucky for us her full-length debut comes out next year. - The Le Sigh


"Dogs are really friendly aliens," sings Inge Chiles, and she delivers it with such earnestness that we totally believe her.

"The beginning [of the song] is about using your imagination to see everyday things in a whimsical way. I love to let my imagination run away with itself--imagining that stadiums are really giant spaceship, for example," she tells us. But it's not all fun and games--yes, there's something to be learned from all that daydreaming. As she puts it, "In the end of the song, it comes around with the declaration that, in addition to seeing mundane things as whimsical, one can choose to see a person in a new way, too; that, for better or worse, you can forgive them or believe them again even if they've hurt you or disappointed you in the past."

It's a remarkably subtle way to make a larger point--and a catchy one at that. - Nylon Mag


Discography

Dog Physics EP (October 2013)
Afterthought (January 2016)

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ings is a composer, vocalist and visual artist living in Seattle, WA. Her debut EP, Dog Physics, was released to tiny acclaim in 2013. Influenced by Lennon, Gershwin, Beyoncé, Van Dyke Parks, Bjork, and the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ings crafts arrangements and melodies to create a style all her own: lullaby rock. Her forthcoming EP, "Afterthought," is due out January of 2016.

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