Listen to our exclusive interview above with emerging artist Chloe Rodgers who talked about new single, ‘Better View’, being inspired by other musicians in her writing, who she’s listening to right now, crafting her unique sound, what’s next & more.
With the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Under The Radar (21 for 2021), Earmilk, CLASH, Wonderland Magazine, NOTION, Refinery 29, and Record of the Day supporting her previous offerings ‘A Delphian Lullaby’, ‘Faces’, ‘The Algea’, and ‘Coins For Charon’ earlier this year, emerging artist Chloe Rodgers recently returned with her groove-filled new single ‘Better View’, and is back once again to share its colourful new video.
Moving further away from her electronic origins in pursuit of a more organic sound, the new video for ‘Better View’ gave Chloe a chance to explore the idea of a live band, and has adopted this entirely into these new visuals. Filmed in a single shot with live instrumentation and a kaleidoscopic stage to perform on, this new clip sees Rodgers in her most intimate and vibrant setting yet.
I can’t take any credit for the ideas behind the Better View music video, the team made such a cool set! We filmed a couple of videos in one day and Better View was the first. The gaffers were laughing at me when Jodie the make up artist kept re-doing my make up between takes because I obviously wasn’t used to it and kept giggling. I’ve never done a shoot in a studio like that before. I had initially imagined the music video for this song revolving around an older couple but it morphed into a live video and I’m pleased we did!
Chloe also busked her way across the UK this past summer in a string of intimate and informal live performances.
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. She is most definitely one to watch in 2021.
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