Following the release of her latest album 'Suckerpunch', and news of an upcoming UK tour in 2023, we're taking a dive into Chloe Moriondo's career so far in this months Artist Spotlight.
The rising American star first arrived on the scene in 2014 with her YouTube channel, where she shared emotionally raw covers of songs, with just her ukulele to back her up. It was her spellbounding cover of Radiohead's seminal track 'Creep' that made a name for her, with the video amassing an impressive 11 million views, and saw her channel reach over three million subscribers.
The follow up to this success saw her release her own original music 'Rabbit Hearted' in 2018; an EP consisting of ten beautiful tracks still with the signature ukulele soundtrack. On this, you get a sense of her skill at being emotionally raw not just in the tone of her voice, but also in her own song writing.
Her further releases, 2020's EP 'Spirit Orb' and 2021's critically acclaimed album 'Blood Bunny' saw the development of Moriondo as an artist. On 'Spirit Orb' you can hear her musical palette expanding, with her indie-pop sound starting to carve itself a unique space. Then on 'Blood Bunny' we really see a shift sonically, where we not only experience the bedroom indie-pop sounds she's known for, but we also hear influence from 2000's pop punk, and the likes of Avril Lavigne and Paramore. This is a punked up version of Chloe Moriondo, where the music feels bigger and expands upon her soft, distinctive sound that she came into the spotlight with.
On her latest album 'Suckerpunch' released earlier this October, the gloves are completely off. It's a new era for the star, with NME describing her sound as 'fearless, experimental pop'. One of the most experimental is 'Cdbaby', where she pairs up a delicate piece of drum and bass with her soft vocals, and lyricism that channels the angst of unrequited love. She's exploring her sound, while maintaining her distinctively honest and relatable song writing.
We have no doubt that you will be seeing more of Chloe Moriondo as we go into 2023, with support from Billboard, NME and other artists like Ashnikko and Alfie Templeman, she is one to watch.
You can grab tickets to her 2023 UK tour now, be quick!