Following on from the release of her stunning single ‘Back To The Quay’ in recent months, which BBC Introducing Nottingham’s Dean Jackson dubbed “a fantastic track”, emerging artist Chloe Rodgers now continues the support for her forthcoming new EP, also called ‘Back To The Quay’, with the vibrant new single ‘Bones’.
Accompanied by a delightful new video directed by longtime visual collaborator Kate Lomas, ‘Bones’ marks itself as one of the more euphoric additions on her upcoming collection. While the previous singles, including ‘Better View‘, have seen her pursue a more humbled and organic direction, this new effort sees her turn her attention to an electronic aesthetic, a direction that proved powerful during her origins.
Speaking about the release, Chloe said, “I love this song, I can’t wait to perform it. The lyrics are quite political in a sort of abstract way. The darkness of it makes it so fun. It was a great day when we finished it. Adding the harmonies was my favourite part of the production.”
While the song’s co-writer Alex Starling added, “Bones is largely about losing someone who should have been close and being excluded from not only their life but also their death.”
Chloe Rogers previous singles ‘Back To The Quay’, ‘Better View’, ‘A Delphian Lullaby’, ‘Faces’, ‘The Algea’, and ‘Coins For Charon’, have been supported by the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Under The Radar (21 for 2021), Earmilk, CLASH, Wonderland Magazine, NOTION, Refinery 29, Record of the Day and many more tastemakers.
Her new EP ‘Back To The Quay’ will be released on November 26th. See below for the collection’s full tracklist.
‘Back To The Quay’ EP Tracklisting:
1. Better View
2. Back To The Quay
4. Free Your Mind
Chloe has also just announced her debut headline show at Nottingham’s Bodega on Friday November 5th. Tickets on sale now from Alttickets.com and Gigantic.com
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.