Interview by Jason Setnyk | Submitted Photo
Kingston, Ontario – Chloé Caroline is a talented musician with roots in Kingston, Ontario, and a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. She was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, and her music is a reflection of her warm and authentic SoCal vibe. Her unique sound blends together pop, rock, and country elements, resulting in a fresh and distinctive sound that has earned her a dedicated fan base.
Chloé is a rising star in the music industry whose warm, authentic sound has been compared to the likes of Ellie Goulding, Lennon Stella, Stevie Nicks, and Harry Styles. Her recently released E.P. was produced by Brian West, who has worked with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5, and Awolnation, and mastered by Gabe Galluci, who has worked with Shawn Mendes and Johnny Orlando. Chloé Caroline’s talent and hard work have led to her being selected as one of CMW’s First 100 Accepted Artists for 2023.
Chloé Caroline’s success is not limited to her recent E.P. In 2022, she was selected as a finalist in the Toyota Searchlight CBC Talent Competition. Her music has been covered in numerous media outlets such as Global News, KTLA, NBC’s “Today in Nashville,” V13 Media, Aesthetic Magazine, Crucial Rhythm, The Tinnitist, Tobin Tonight, Digital Journal, Dash Radio, and more. Chloé Caroline’s E.P.’s second single, “Saving Space,” released at the end of 2022, was #14 on VEVO Incoming Pop. Her first single, “Gemini,” released in 2022, hit #1 on the “What’s In Store” chart in the USA, with over 930K impressions and over 50K spins. “Gemini” was also #1 at KTLZ Montana.
In 2022, Chloé Caroline performed live on NBC’s “Today in Nashville” and headlined the “snowball” event at Sundance Film Festival. She also sold out five shows across Los Angeles. Her talent and hard work have earned her recognition as an “Artist in Residence” at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in 2020. Her songs have also been featured in MTV’s “Catfish,” Hallmark’s “Christmas In Tahoe,” and “A Case For Kindness.”
Five Questions with The Seeker
1 – What made you want to become a musician?
“I felt very called to it from the moment I could talk—I’d sing myself to sleep. It’s always been how I soothed myself or expressed myself. When I became sick as an 11-year-old and pulled out of school, I was very isolated when I’d been a very social little girl. Though I’d been writing songs since I was 6, it’s really when I latched on to it as my friend.”
2 – What was your first musical instrument?
“I started with piano at six but then taught myself guitar on YouTube at eleven.”
3 – Describe your creative process when you write new music.
“It truly depends on whether I’m writing alone or not. When I’m alone, the lyrics and melody often flow out together and come almost intuitively (though I’m a lyric freak, so I always go back and spend some extra time there once I’ve got the bones of the song). When I’m with another writer, I usually come in with a title or a chorus/concept idea, and we take it from there. But there are other days we start from total scratch and catch up about our lives which always leads to inspiration. I’m big on intentionality when it comes to writing, and it doesn’t have to be complicated, but it has to have some backbone even when it’s light or fun.”
4 – Describe your worst performance. What did you learn from this experience?
I came home to L.A. to play a charity concert in college; it was my first show with a full band. We had one rehearsal and no soundcheck. The engineer running sound had no idea what was going on, and needless to say, I couldn’t hear anything, and no one could hear me. I learned pretty quickly to be very particular about what I need to serve my voice and the songs I have, as well as the environment. Surprisingly, it was the first show I met real fans I’d made on social media at. Three little girls somehow found out I was playing the show even though it wasn’t publicized and drove almost three hours with their moms to come to see me play. It was the first time I realized the people listening to my music were really real.
5 – Tell us about your last album or an upcoming album you started writing/recording.
I have two E.P. s coming out in 2023 (The Awakening Part 1 & 2). The first comes out on March 20th! Together these are all songs written during my spiritual awakening and really came home to myself. I left a 5-year relationship a few weeks before COVID, spent over a year alone, and then met the love of my life. There’s a lot I learned about not only self-love but the power of manifestation and trusting the unknown. These songs are kind of a timeline of each phase along the way. There’s a pretty cosmic throughline throughout as well. The E.P.s were partially done in L.A., Nashville, and Vancouver with Brian West (AWOLNATION, Sia, Nelly Furtado, Andy Grammar), and Jamie Kenney (Colbie Caillat, FLETCHER), who both really understand the melting pot of my sound.
Her ability to juggle multiple creative endeavors is a testament to her talent and work ethic, and it’s clear that she is just getting started in her career. With her soulful vocals, catchy melodies, and meaningful lyrics, she has captured the hearts of fans worldwide and is poised to continue making an impact with her music and activism for years to come.
Chloé Caroline is a rising star in the music industry and a true inspiration to anyone who has ever faced adversity. Chloé’s success is a testament to her hard work and dedication to her craft. Her warm and authentic personality shines through in her music, and her message of positivity and authenticity resonates with fans around the world.
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