New Chance is the solo music project of multimedia artist Victoria Cheong (formerly of HVYWTR and The Deeep). Weaving together elements of dance and techno, dub, noise and pop, New Chance pushes to develop a new sound at turns barren and flourishing. With expansive sonic landscapes and a multifaceted voice, her music embodies free-thinking, conflicted feelings, and hopefulness for change. A veritable force of culture in the Big Smoke, Cheong works with the event collective Boop! and co-runs the mighty Healing Power Records. She has a forthcoming mixtape to be released in conjunction with the exhibition Feministry is Here at Mercer Union and is currently producing a collection of new recordings, New Chance Hardly Working.
Elysia Crampton + New Chance + BUDI + Staying Underground @ Portia White Atrium | Thursday May 25th | $20a/$25d
“New Chance’s recent work — murky and obtuse, with little cryptic nods in the direction of things such as early house — is without a doubt some of the best new work to be emerging from Toronto in the past while.” - Nick Storring, Ratio