With her work with Twenty Committee and her own debut solo single ‘A Delphian Lullaby’ currently lapping up praise everywhere they land, Nottingham-based singer Chloe Rodgers returns to unveil her latest ethereal offering ‘Faces’ on October 20th.
Known for her sublime voice, ‘Faces’ takes the sweeping energy of her formative work and elevates it to a wonderfully sublime zenith. Filled with a rich yet brooding direction that encapsulates her own magnetic energy, this new release looks to continue her pursuit of broad and atmospheric intentions with its warm and inviting composition.
Speaking about the new single, Chloe said, “The first half of Faces is about one of the loveliest days I’ve had where I felt so connected to my friends and the universe. The second half is about one of the worst days of my life where I felt like I was being eaten alive by paranoia and fear, I really thought I wasn’t going to make it out alive that day. I thought the contrast of these 2 intense feelings would make an interesting song. The bits where I’m just singing a tune with no words & the instrumental is meant to represent taking time to reflect on these things.”
Born and raised in Nottingham – a part of the United Kingdom that she still enjoys living in – Chloe is lucky enough to have the kind of disposition that makes you swoon at the impossibility of her existence within the confines of what it is to be a modern day pop star.
With influences that stretch from PJ Harvey to Billie Eilish, she notes Thom Yorke as her biggest inspiration, explaining “You know immediately that his lyrics have hidden depths,” she suggests, “but the deeper you dig, the further you are from getting to what they might mean.”
Chloe first came to public attention after accidentally winning Notts X Factor – she was interning at a local record label and was put up for an audition by her boss – which resulted in pecuniary financial advantage, a series of local gigs and a presence on YouTube that brought her to the attention of music producer and composer, Anders Källmark and Crowds And Power record label.
“She was so effortlessly talented”, says Källmark, “that we thought she must be performing a series of covers. But she wasn’t!” Kallmark subsequently included her as the main vocal component in Twenty Committee, an innovative, contemporaneous project featuring a rotating cast of songwriters and performers bearing a loose resemblance – at least in conception – to that ever-elusive, 1980s abstract phenomenon known as This Mortal Coil. “Chloe is absolutely integral to Twenty Committee and puts her own spin on everything we do together,” adds Källmark.
With a string of future releases at the ready, Chloe Rodgers looks to have a bright solo career on the horizon.
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