Warehouse Live presents A. Chal.
Alejandro Chal (better known by his stage name A.CHAL) is a Peruvian R&B singer-songwriter and producer.
He released his first EP, Ballroom Riots, in 2013. His debut studio album, Welcome to GAZI, was self-released in June 2016.
Chal’s single, “Round Whippin’,” was premiered by Zane Lowe in 2015. Chal has performed at the Day N Nite Fest. Pigeons & Planes named him one of the best new artists in 2015.
A.CHAL’s music generally fits into the hip hop and R&B genres.
USA Today has described his music as falling somewhere “in the negative space between Hip-Hop, R&B, chillwave, and pop music.”
Chal himself has described his music’s genre as “soul.” His sound has been characterized as “sedated,” “hazy,” and “almost-psychedelic,” as well. Remezcla has called Chal’s voice “sultry, sparse, and desperate.”
Lyrically, Chal largely discusses anecdotal experiences. Writing about his 2016 album Welcome to GAZI, Jules Muir of Pigeons & Planes noted that Chal attempts to cut “to the core of many of society’s ills and triumphs by tapping into a deep well of personal experiences and anecdotes.”