Chateaux Noir is a Los Angeles based indie pop duo made up of vocalist/songwriter Jon Benward and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Devin Chance. Born out of the musical ashes of two former projects, Chateaux Noir is the product of a marriage of sonic change and aesthetic rebirth. Coming up in the San Diego area from a young age, both Jon and Devin had the typical industry background that defines most of the hungry teens eager to make a name for themselves in the alternative rock/punk influenced music community; a series of high school bands turned serious, a couple of small yet successful independent tours after that and the rest being history. It wouldn’t be until 2018 that the pair would suffer a series of individual losses that would catapult them out of their respective comfort zones and onto paths that would inevitably lead to the inception of a creative escape that would go on to become Chateaux Noir.
What pushed the duo to pursue bigger and better heights this time around could be summed up in one word; growth. The group’s debut single “Love You To Death” (out now via Universal Music Group/Thump Record) personifies this growth with a style and musical proficiency that truly puts them in a league of their own. Mixing elements of funk influenced guitars with big pop choruses, the record features a return to musical roots for vocalist Jon Benward who has a background in the R&B/Gospel genre as well as a dive into a more emotionally driven side of songwriting for guitarist Devin Chance. Writing and recording tirelessly throughout the pandemic ridden year of 2020, the group has secured their name as one of the most exciting up and coming acts of the year.
Looking to continue the upward momentum in 2023, the duo is aiming to hit the ground running with the release of their debut self-titled EP due out later this year via Universal Music Group and Thump Records. Alongside a slew of releases, Chateaux Noir is betting big on themselves. The group’s infectious blend of rhythmic radio ready musical innovation combined with thought provoking songwriting mean that this time around Jon Benward and Devin Chance are pushing for more than just dance hall domination; Chateaux Noir is looking to build a new community amongst the ever changing Los Angeles musical landscape.