Hello my name is Chyanna and I gave up music. Or should I say I tried? Like someone in a 12-step program, I swore I was done. And even though I became depressed and sad and my heart hurt and my soul hurt, I still stuck with my decision. You see, I grew up in an extremely restrictive religious group where I had to keep my passion for music a secret. I wasn’t allowed piano lessons and couldn’t listen to outside music, so when I liberated myself from the group as an adult, I had some serious catching up to do! I taught myself to write and play and I formed a band and it was good! For the first time in my life I knew what it meant to feel free. I immersed myself in the LA music scene and even achieved something close to mainstream success, but with the promise of record deals and “success” came another set of superficial but very real soul killing rules where what I was wearing and how I looked became more important than the songs I wrote and sang. I began to feel like I was back in that restrictive group. There was no way in hell I was willing to sacrifice my life again, so I made the difficult decision to disband my band and I quietly quit music.
And depression set in.
Some days I felt like life wasn’t worth living. Without my music, I felt like a broken soul in an empty shell, but I couldn't see a way to move forward. One night I literally shouted at the Universe to tell me the answer. The next day I woke up and wrote down these words: Music Can Heal You. Little by little I went back to the only thing that has ever truly made me happy and I started making music for myself and a few friends and as I continued writing every day, my soul and my heart grew stronger and I decided I was going to heal myself; I was putting my music out no matter what. I felt defiant and it felt good! C.H.Y. was born and the “Living Inside My Head” EP was created. Inside this collection of songs, you’ll hear my life experiences expressed. I hope you like my songs but more than that I hope they make you feel something. Thanks for listening.