Singer-songwriter Chloé Caroline recently released the incredible debut album ‘Everywhere I Go’, on June 5th.
This highly-anticipated album has been creating waves through the current music scene & features a varierty of ear-catching musical numbers, including the self-titled lead single.
Chloé has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about the lead single behind this album, along with getting to know more about the artist behind the music.
Hey Chloé, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Can you start by introducing yourself to our readers?
Chloé: Absolutely! Well, I’m a singer-songwriter born and raised in a beach town in Southern California, a lot of my sound was influenced by that. I love sunshine, smiling, and writing real songs that make people feel things. Also I’m an aquarius.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Chloé: I’ve been drawn to it since I could talk honestly, I’d sing myself to sleep at night. I grew up in a super musical household so I was listening to Cat Stevens, Stevie Nicks, and Frank Sinatra–(to name a few faves!) as a little kid and always felt this pull toward songs with far greater depth than you’d think i’d have been able to understand. I started writing on piano at 6 and would always make up songs to make my sister laugh. Then at 11, taught myself guitar and that’s when I really began writing songs. I was also obsessed with scouring the internet for up and coming artists and would spend hours trying to find new music to listen to that I could relate to. I always felt like I walked to the beat of my own drum and was such a floater that I found music was something that let me be free to enjoy all the sides of me.
Have you always known that music was a career that you wanted to pursue?
Chloé: In 3rd grade my teacher asked me and I drew a picture of Britney Spears so I think the thought was always there. But at the same time I was never the kid singing at State Fairs, doing that thing. I sang in choir, did the yearly talent show, and mostly sang in my bedroom writing songs. It wasn’t until I got ill in 6th grade and music became my outlet to express what I was going through. I started posting my songs on Facebook and was surprised at how many people came up to me telling me they related to my songs and wanted to hear them recorded. That really took me out of my shell. So when I was 18 I decided to head to Nashville to study music business at Belmont University and also really find myself as an artist.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your work?
Chloé: I call it a New Southern California Sound. It’s pop music but it has a nostalgic twist (I’m an old soul) and a rawness to it that I think makes it different both lyrically and in the production. California is a melting pot so you hear a bit of soul, folk, pop, alt all kinda mixed in there but mixed with present day. So many artists we love today were from there (Laurel Canyon) and they created this infectious vibe. A bit of 70s and a bit of 2000s, two eras I was heavily influenced by that I think created really timeless music. I think people are always going to be drawn to music that has intentionality and something real and that’s the through line for me.
You recently released your brand new single “Everywhere I Go”, which sounds amazing by the way. How did the idea to create this single come together?
Chloé: Ah thank you!! It’s the title track for the record so I’m excited. Basically I walked into the writing session with Larry McCoy, and I’m just the kid who’s like “Can we write something that has the feel good vibe of like the BeeGees or September by Earth, Wind, and Fire” and he immediately started playing these jazz chords of sorts and it happened rather quickly. I liked the song being kind of sad and nostalgic too, looking back at a past relationship, but feeling happy. I wanted the production to really lean into the old school thing too because I thought it fit the nostalgic lyric but also was the original intention for how we wrote it.
What does the single personally mean to you?
Chloé: For me, it’s really exciting because I know that this track isn’t super conventional as far as what’s currently being played on pop radio, but its definitely a pop song–it just leans 100% into its throwback identity and I love that. So it’s really me just going for it and releasing something not in the box.
If listeners were able to take away one message from this song, what would you like it to be?
Chloé: Well, we’ve all had that person that we’re just stuck on and we carry them around in places and things. Your mind plays tricks on you and you swear they are everywhere. I think what I’ve learned is that instead of trying to block out those memories and feelings, embracing them usually helps more. Remembering them for what they were, appreciating them but making a conscious choice to not let that memory control your present any longer. Make new memories there.
What are some of the things you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Chloé: I love cooking and baking, making up/trying new recipes, trying new restaurants. On the other hand, I love working out and being active outdoors. I feel like I’m a walking contradiction–I am super laid back but I also am always going nonstop. So I adventure a lot, write a lot, read, anything to keep my brain going.
What is one song you always keep on your playlist & why?
Chloé: I have two. “Dancing In The Moonlight”, the Toploader version specifically but either version rocks. And, “You Get What You Give” by New Radicals. Both songs will completely make any bad day way better. They just feel so positive.
If you could perform a duet with anyone in the world, who would you choose?
Chloé: Stevie Nicks!
What was the last album you listened to & did you enjoy it?
Chloé: The last record I listened to was Patrick Droney’s EP “The Wire” and it’s been on repeat for 3 weeks straight. His voice is insane, has that rasp and soul and also shares a similar old school vibe.
What was the last TV series you binge-watched?
Chloé: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!! SO GOOD.
Which three words would your family & friends use to describe you?
Chloé: Bubbly, Free Spirited, Real.
If you could possess any superpower, what would it be & why?
Chloé: Probably telepathy because I could write so many songs about what people are actually thinking.
What is the best advice someone has offered you about pursuing a career in music?
Chloé: Remember your “why” for doing music to begin with and don’t let somebody else decide who you are. It’s trial and error, throwing darts at the wall, but it takes you throwing your entire being into it to figure it out and connecting with those who “get you” along the way, then bringing those believers up with you.
Finally, is there anything you would like to say to the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Chloé: Please share and spread the word if you dig my music and I promise I’ll respond to you if you reach out!
You can check out “Everywhere I Go” on Spotify below.