New to the music scene for 2013 is Australian born, UK bred solo artist Chloe Wolf. The release of her track sampler ‘One Step’ on soundcloud on the 1st of January has started quite a buzz.
After a wave of positive response from her Lana Del Rey cover on youtube, there has been great anticipation in the release of her original material.
‘I’m intrigued by this one’ – Larry Flick US radio show host.
Vocalist and lyricist Chloe Wolf began her journey when she teamed up with producer/ songwriter/musician Sarah deCourcy. Every day they experiment with sounds, words and stories that have truth that resonate with who they are as individuals. There are no rules. The mixture of melody and voice combined with organic and electronic sounds give this record its identity.
‘Fleetwood Mac ‘Big Love’ meets running up that hill.
‘It has a real darkness – i love the mood of it!’ – Steve Anderson Music Producer
Sarah deCourcy has previously worked with artists such as Kylie Minogue, Nicole Scherzinger right through to the success of new wave, electronic band Hadouken!
‘What really excites me is working with artists that have strong ideas and messages to say through their music. This really inspired me when I started working with Chloe.’
This has been a development process that Chloe and Sarah have worked on and built from the ground up, with the album reflecting on a lot of Chloe Wolf’s experiences of moving to London.
‘Me and Sarah are the sound! – Its amazing the freedom I have working with her to musically express emotions that would otherwise become redundant.’ – Chloe Wolf
‘I’m not one for emotional music but this girl has turned me!’ – Charlotte Summers Co- Founding director of Suitcase Magazine.
I got to catch up with the stunning Chloe, who is currently studying PR at Westminster University and ask her a few quick-fire questions. Guess you CAN be talented, beautiful and clever all at the same time…
> WHAT MUSIC DID YOU LISTEN TO GROWING UP?
I had quite I diverse musical background. My mum was a Gospel Choir director so I listened to everything from Limit – X – The Beegees – The Bangles – right through to Britney Spears & Backstreet boys. I was a huge Backstreet boys fan!
> WHAT WAS THE FIRST AND LAST SINGLE YOU BOUGHT?
My first album. Well there were two. Backstreet Boys; Millennium and Celine Dion; Let’s talk about love. My most recent album was actually Kate Bush Red Shoes… I wanted to own the physical copy.
> WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO WORK WITH?
This is an interesting one, I reckon Kings of Leon or James Blake.
> IF YOU COULD CHOOSE YOUR MENTOR WHO WOULD IT BE?
SIA! She never ceases to amaze and inspire me. She’s such and incredible top liner, lyricist, and what she can do vocally is just mind blowing. Her intonation when she sings is just stunning!
> WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKEN YOUR MUSIC TO?
This is a tough question because I don’t think I sound like anyone in particular but I draw inspiration and adore Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush.
WHATS ON YOUR IPOD/MP3?
An Abundance of John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Kings of Leon, Kate Bush, Florence and the Machine and Jamie Cullum. I have so many different artists on there…and I would be lying if I said I didn’t have Britney Spears, Femme Fatale and Blackout on repeat!
> WHO’S THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON YOU’VE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING?
This may sound totally cliche but the most inspirational person I know is my mum. She is the most motivated, driven and focused person I know. She taught me to be headstrong and to never let anyone speak negativity over my life. You cannot guarantee the situations you are placed in or personalities you will encounter. But you can manage your expectations and be strong enough in who you are that no matter what happens in life you can always be you!
AND OF COURSE I CANT COMPLETE THIS INTERVIEW WITHOUT ASKING HER A FEW THINGS ABOUT BEAUTY…
> FAVOURITE HAIR PRODUCT?
I adore Moroccan Oil. I use it as a serum to put in my hair before blow drying, but also to put moisture back into my hair when dry. My hair has been through all extremes of hair dye so its important to put back the natural moisture that gets stripped out by bleach.
> FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCT?
I think I’d have to say Paw Paw ointment. It is the one thing that gets me through winter. Chapped lips to dry skin and even on your hands, it is the one item I will always carry in my bag.
> AND FINALLY, BEST BEAUTY TIP?
Always moisturize before bed and when you wake up or before you apply your makeup and drink lots of water! A large degree of how quickly your skin ages is down to genetics, however that also depends on how well you take care of your body.
For more, head to Chloe’s YouTube channel… http://m.youtube.com/user/chloeofficialmusic