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Michigan artist Chloe Moriondo recently teamed up with Alfie Templeman and Thomas Headon for new collaboration 'Dizzy'. The 19 year old, who has been performing on youtube since the age of 13 has amassed over 3 million followers, 41.2 million worldwide streams and signed a record deal with Fueled By Ramen in 2019, putting out her 'Blood Bunny' album earlier this year. Currently on tour in the US, Chloe will be making her full-band-headline live debut in Europe in early 2022.
We had the opportunity to speak with Chloe on the new release and more as part of our Get to Know series...
Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you!
"I’m Chloe Moriondo!!!!! I’m 19 and I make sort of alt-pop-rock music?!?!? I love animals and writing sort of gross lyrics and experimenting with fun sounds!!!"
When did you start making music?
"I’ve been making music since I can remember, but I started showing the world when I was around 11? Posting little covers on my ukulele is how I got my start and now I get to tour with a full band!! :’)"
Where are you from and what’s your favourite thing about it? Do you feel your surroundings have inspired your sound?
"I’m from a boring little suburb in southeast Michigan. I think I tend to take it for granted because I’ve lived here my whole life and still do, but I learn to appreciate the greenery a lot more coming back from the big cities I get to travel to nowadays. I think the experience of living in the same bedroom and town my whole life definitely has infused itself into my sound."
Who are the biggest inspirations musically?
"I’m super inspired by artists and bands I listened to on the radio growing up as well as the ones I discovered online and through friends during middle/high school. I could list like 3 million huge inspirations, and they are all pretty sonically different, but to name a few off the top of my head: Sidney Gish, Snail Mail, Hayley Williams, Rico Nasty, Lady Gaga, and Ashnikko who I toured with and am more enamored by every day!"
Who would be your dream artist to collaborate with?
"I would die to collab with an artist even remotely like Björk. Daði Freyr would be insane too."
What would be your dream venue to play?
"This one is tough?!?!? I think it’d be really fun to headline somewhere like The Fox in Detroit since I’ve seen so many special shows there."
You released your brand new track ‘Dizzy’ which saw you team up with rising artists Aflie Templeman and Thomas Headon. How have you found making music in the last year during the pandemic and during lockdowns?
"It’s been really fun!! Surprisingly the disconnect is really easy for me personally to bridge through the internet since I’ve always kind of used it that way. It makes it less vulnerable for me to show people ideas when I can do it in a softer way first by just sending it through a screen and meeting them at a later date."
Tell us a little about the new release!
"It’s so silly and fun!!!!!! I thought it would be really cool to just make a lighthearted tune with some friends and it felt really natural for us all to work together. It started out as an Oh Wonder pitch which we were all pretty gassed about, and it kind of rolled on from there."
How was working with the boys? What was the recording process like?
"Obviously very goofy. British boys are little nutjobs and I begrudgingly love them for it! We had a shared note and put a bunch of funny lil pics in it and workshopped the lyrics together. We all also recorded from our own separate locations and sent em over!"
For anyone who hasn't heard the track yet, how would you describe the track in less than 5 words?
"Happy silly goofy song!"
Are there any chances to see you live soon?
"YES!!! I’m going to be doing some European dates in 2022 that I’m super stoked for as well as some more things in store that I’m really excited to tour >:3!!"
What have you got in store for the next year?
"SO MUCH NEW MUSIC!!!!!! Keep your ears and eyes peeled, pwease! ꈍ .̮ ꈍ"
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