It started as me sitting down at the piano and playing some chords and just letting words fall into place, but as I wrote it the meaning of the song became about people in my life not accepting something or someone that I love. The structure of the song is kind of weird and different, and I actually was inspired by ‘Mine’ by Beyonce and how the song has different parts that aren’t exactly like every song you’ll hear on the radio. It took a while to finish the production, because the song was finished in November and it was supposed to be released in December, but then I was sick, and then I was busy, etc, etc.
I live in Prosper, Tx and the music scene in my town is basically all country music… so I don’t really fit in, but that’s okay. It’s a pretty small town, we have a CVS, a gas station, a Chinese take-out, a pizza place, and sonic, that’s about it. Music and school take up basically all of my life right now, but this summer when I have more time, I really want to take painting lessons, because I’ve always loved art and I’ve always wished I could do it.
Everything. You’re able to talk to almost anyone anywhere, and it’s a great way to get the word out about gigs and songs and things like that.
Lots of time I get stuck in the middle of writing songs, but I’ll just set that song aside and work on a new one, then however long later, I’ll go back and listen to the song again, and I’ll have a whole new mindset.
Top 3 songwriting tips…
1. A cool tip my songwriting teacher told me is, there’s the metaphorical pendulum in songwriting, on one side, you have really artsy, poetic lyrics, and the is just straightforward, telling it how it is lyrics, and when you’re writing a song, you have to find a balance in the middle of both.
2. Something I always do when songwriting is put a romantic twist on a situation. I’m a 15 year old girl who goes to online school and has never had a boyfriend, so you would wonder why I’m writing love songs, but lots of times, they’re maybe about a friend or even just a feeling and you just personify that feeling and turn it into a romantic situation
3. Another thing I’ve learned is to take chords, or lyrics from songs I love, and then change them up and make them your own. I always do this when I hear a song and I’m like wow, I wish I wrote that, so I kind of just take a part of the song and make it my own.
I think that yes, you do have to keep track of what’s going on, but at the same time, you’re not going to get anywhere if you just do what has already been done. You have to take your own twist on something already popular, because that’s what everyone wants, new.
I think a person who is happy is successful.
For me, I’m not exactly ‘working on an EP’, but I’m just constantly songwriting and I know I will have one at some point in time.
Looking forward to...
I’m looking forward to further developing my style and sound and really making everything click for me as an artist, and I’m looking forward to recording new music.
Chloe is a singer, songwriter and musician who has been studying music and performing since she was 8 years old. Her love for music was noticed at 5 months, when she would sing herself to sleep. Her natural musical talents come from her great grandfather who could pick up just about any instrument and play them by ear as well her father who also started singing and was self-taught on guitar as a child.
As she is still evolving and honing in on her music as an artist, her musical influences come from Tori Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and most recently Sam Smith. With these influences Chloe is developing into a young Soul, Pop artist. Her voice is very powerful with amazing control over her scatting. She is able to use the full range of her vocal ability which is complimented with her dynamic rhythm guitar playing.
In the summer 2013 Chloe entered her first singing competition at the age of 13 and won first place in the Texas Top 10. Since then she has dedicated herself to becoming an artist and was selected for the Septien Masters’ program featuring some of the most talented musicians in the region. In her first Masters’ showcase Chloe, took 3rd place and won best original song for her performance of Yesterday. Industry Judges stated that Yesterday, is a song that, “should be on the radio today.”
Chloe also competed in a singing competition at the Grapevine Main Street Days, DFWICON, and won the overall grand championship of over $20,000 in prizes with her cover of Tori Kelly’s version of PYT.
In her most recent competition , The Battle of Texas Legends an American Idol like competition. The contest ran throughout the summer and Chloe won every stage and easily made it to the final round. She finished runner up but was the youngest competitor.
Her success and talent continued this past October by being selected to perform at the 1st Texas Grammy Showcase in Dallas. She was touted as one the new and upcoming artist in the state of Texas.
This past December 2014 she enter a songwriting competition for the Anatole Hilton in Dallas and won with her original “Christmas by my side” .
Chloe was recently honored to be selected of over 4000 applicants to be part of the class of 2015 Bringin Down the House with House of Blues Music Forward foundation. The program takes young artist and over 4 weeks span provides weekend workshops with top music industry panelist and finishing up with live showcase at the House of Blues.
One of Chloe’s biggest honors was announced on March 3rd 2015 in that Chloe was the grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting contest (www.jlsc.com) with her original “Yesterday” in the R&B category. She will be competing for song of the year against 24 other grand prize finalist in May and June of this year.
Chloe just completed two of her debut EP original works including her, from the heart Magnet composition, Yesterday and her latest production of Promise Me. She has compiled over 20 original songs and is working on several others for her EP to go out by Spring/Summer 2015.
She has been compiling lyrics and thoughts from as early as 8 years old and continues to document her thoughts and ideas to expand on these to develop her original works.
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