Get to know Chloe Wilson, a Melbourne singer songwriter who recently dropped her very danceable debut single ‘200 Years’.
The single’s a top notch banger; a collaboration with none other than Mr Ivan Gough, released via the team at Neon Records.
We think you’re gonna dig it. And we think you’re gonna dig Chloe Wilson.
So say ‘hello’ with our latest feature.
01. Name : Chloe Wilson.
02. Where are you based? Melbourne, Australia.
03. How did you get your start in music? I’ve always had music as a part of my life. I was playing instruments as a child, I grew up singing and dancing, going to concerts and Broadway shows.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Passionate, energetic, melodic, creative, fun.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. Melodic house music is what I love. I enjoy playing it, listening to and creating it. I play the piano, so keys are usually where I start. I’m also a sucker for meaningful lyrics. The emotion behind a track is something that I really focus on.
06. What’s your earliest musical memory? I have so many. Busking as a kid at Beaumaris concourse, playing my trombone while a friend sang. Another was when I was little, I gathered some friends together to sing carols at my aunt’s restaurant to the guests during Christmas.
07. Who have been your musical influences? Many. In terms of sound, I love Purple Disco Machine, Calvin Harris, Mousse T and Nora En Pure. They are all unique in their sound and I connect with their music.
In terms of stage presence, Queen and Robbie Williams were all time favourites of mine. As a kid, I remember Robbie tripping over on stage then smiling while continuing his song lying on the floor. That taught me a good lesson.
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? ‘Body Funk’ and ‘Love For Days’ by Purple Disco Machine, ‘Feel My Needs’ by Weiss (UK), ‘Jubel’ by Klingande (Nora En Pure remix), ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen.
09. Where’s your favourite place to listen to music? The beach. At home. In the studio. At concerts and shows. Everywhere really. I can’t imagine working out at the gym without music!
10. Who are your go-to artists when you’re feeling : Happy? Sad? Introspective? Exhausted? I like upbeat music to get me going. On the daily, you’ll find me listening to the latest house and dance music releases.
When I’m exhausted or introspective, it will be Hed Kandi tunes; beach house.
11. What was the first album you ever bought? Probably Hanson or Spice Girls. I used to own a lot of ‘So Fresh’ albums growing up.
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. My guilty pleasure is adrenaline-inducing activities. I thoroughly enjoy skydiving, especially when it’s a spontaneous decision to just go for it.
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? Acting. Growing up, I was always drawn to screen acting.
I loved watching music videos because they were like a short story. If I were watching TV, it would mostly be Channel [V] or Foxtel’s music channels. Maybe that’s where the connection between music and acting started.
14. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? Be true to yourself as an artist and have fun, but also to remember that you are as good as your last gig. In other words, keep growing, keep giving 100% and enjoy the journey.
15. What’s been the highlight of your musical journey so far? Definitely releasing my own music. What a feeling.
16. What’s been the strangest experience you’ve had in the business? The strangest experience I’ve ever had in the music business has been the outbreak of coronavirus shutting down all my upcoming gigs and events within the space of 24 hours. The most disheartening part is that I’m restricted from performing and that brings me so much happiness.
17. If you could trade places with any artist in the world right now, who would it be? Calvin Harris – He is so musically gifted.
18. Tell us about your latest release. So far, releasing ‘200 Years’ has been so rewarding. This is my debut single, and I am so proud of it. I’ve received so much support and great feedback on it. I hope that everyone connects with it and feels good when they listen to it.
19. What do your future plans involve? To keep creating and releasing music. I love what I do for a living and I plan to keep doing it!
20. Where can our audience catch you live? They can catch me regularly in Melbourne playing at my residency clubs or festivals. I play nationally and internationally, but I am based in Melbourne. I keep everyone updated across my socials on where to find me live!
WEBSITE : www.chloewilson.com.au
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/chloewilsonsounds
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/chloewilsonsounds
SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/chloewilsonsounds
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmrBNOTx5zPat4QWhT5LcCw