It’s the last Artist Of The Month post for a WHOLE DECADE! Are you sick of that joke yet? I’m not. I had a couple artists lined up for this month’s feature but things didn’t work out and people fell through (not trying to throw shade at anyone), so this month’s feature is someone else I have been loving this year!
Name: Chloe Lilac
Hometown: New York, New York
For Fans Of: Billie Eilish, Sasha Sloan, Conan Gray, Carlie Hanson, Morgan Saint
Label: RCA Records
Get to know Chloe Lilac: 2019 was the year of the young woman, and I hope 2020 is, too. Chloe Lilac is only a teenager, and has been putting out some of my favorite pop music of the last year. I honestly didn’t even know she was still in her teens when I sat down to read this, because I found her music and voice to be incredibly mature. Not that age plays a role THAT much, but you can understand what I’m saying.
Chloe started PRODUCING music at the WEE AGE of 12, thanks to Garage Band on her mom’s laptop. At 13, she started performing around New York City and was discovered at 14. The rest is (somewhat) history. This year, Lilac was able to tour with the likes of Charlotte Lawrence, Role Model, Sasha Slown, and mxmtoon.
Her debut EP, Manic Pixie Dream, was released on March 8 of this year, following a few singles that came out last year (one of my favorites is called “Summer” and ended up on my top songs of 2018 list).
Her most recent single, “High School,” was released in November and depicts “the relief of high school being over,” according to an article in Billboard. I can get behind that feeling of relief, for sure.
Why you should care: Besides the obvious about her being impressive as young person being able to really hone in on their talent at such a young age, her music is relatable. It reminds me of Lorde in the sense that I can find my own experiences in what she is singing about and relate them to what I have gone through as a 17-year-old and even what it’s like to be in your 20s in this day and age. I think she does a great job making music that is just good: not for any sort of specific demographic one way or the other.
Thank you SO much for reading. I hope one of the AOTM posts helped you discover a new artist you love. Click here to read all of the previous AOTM posts.