Hailing from the shores of Manhatten Beach, California, Chloé Caroline grew up with music all her life. Her father was a gifted musician and filmmaking, this instilled the love of the art-form in Chloé. A student of human behavior, Chloé Caroline has been writing songs for as long as she can remember. She strives to create a poetic journey that her listeners can relate to and find comfort within. Her “New SoCal Sound” is credited to her authentic melancholic vocal resonance and the ability to combine old school influences with a refreshing and contemporary indie-pop twist. She has released 1 EP and 6 singles independently and all have been selected as iTunes “Hot Tracks”. The fourth single to be released off of her upcoming album 'Gypsy Daughter', “Forgive Me” is an honest and introspective track. It focuses on the importance of mental health and sheds light on the fact that we are all human. Chloé Caroline creates a solid foundation for her listeners to relate and form connections. She spread the message that it’s okay to have hard days, it’s okay to be in a “gray area” some days, and most importantly, you are not alone. A truly powerful release from an artist with the platform and reach to spread awareness. Chloé Caroline believes in being a beacon of positivity and inner light when sometimes we struggle to find our own.
We highly recommend you listen to the track here and check out the music video below!
Welcome back to BuzzMusic Chloé Caroline! Tell us about the concept behind your new music video for “Forgive Me”?
Thank you!! I wanted the video to be simple but symbolic of the different emotional shades we have as human beings. I am 98% of the time a happy go lucky chick, an optimist, and try to be a light around others. But depending on the day, I can falter from that. I wanted to use the irony of being covered up in all black on the most perfect day at the beach to show how sometimes our emotions don't always make sense, sometimes they don't even have a trigger but it's part of being human. It's also really difficult in a society where mental health is still so stigmatized to publicly be able to show and share our weakest moments--so I felt like shooting this outside was imperative.
Did you hone your vocal style over time or have you always had a natural ability to sing with such passion?
First off, thank you for the compliment! I have always tried to sing from the heart. I usually end up singing because I'm emotional and it's a release for me so it can be easy for the passion to come through. I've never really taken lessons. However, it took a lot of singing in the studio and at shows to figure out the best part of my voice and how to make those nuances shine. Character is everything in vocal so figuring out who I was as a person helped me feel like I could just be me when performing. You're just conveying stories at the end of the day.
“Forgive Me” has a strong lyrical depth to it! Do you always write in this manner? Do you ever worry about divulging too much through your songwriting? Or do you think it’s better to be vulnerable?
For me, vulnerability is key to getting real with your listeners and getting the message out there honestly. I'm kind of a lyric stickler though, mainly because it's a representation of who I am so i need to believe what I'm saying. They don't always need to be 100% factual word for word my life, you can take liberties and fictionalize the character or scenario but I need to be able to put myself in the lyric for it to come off authentic.
Where is the best setting to listen to your songs, and what do you hope people take away from them?
Is it fair to say, everywhere! But honestly, I think your car is an ideal place because so many of my songs I feel like have a "driving down the freeway" vibe or singing your heart out vibe. My favorite setting to play for people though is small, intimate venues where I can be almost one on one with everyone in the room. I want everyone to listen and know they are never alone in what they're going through. They are amazingly unique but they are understood. I want each person, no matter age, race, sex, etc. to find a through-line they can hold on to.
What are your main aspirations as an artist going forward?
I want to share my music with as many people as possible, globally. I want to meet the incredible people who choose to listen to my songs and tell them they are incredible. And beyond that, I want to continue to make music that is fresh and real with all sorts of different creators so I can continue to grow and share that growth in a beautiful way that hopefully speaks to people.