Dallas-based artist Chloe Jobin has been on my radar for quite some time now. I can tell you right now that her time is coming sooner than later as her most recently released project “We Could’ve Never Met.” has been getting very great reception and publicity.
Erik: Where are you from?
Chloe: I grew up in a town called Flower Mound, a suburb north of Dallas, which is where I stay now.
Erik: When did you start making music?
Chloe: I have been singing my whole life wherever and whenever I could (church, choir, musicals, etc). I picked up a guitar around 14-years-old to start teaching myself, singing covers, and start songwriting. I didn’t start getting into producing and actually recording my ideas at a studio until I was about 17 or 18.
Erik: What were some of your inspirations for making music?
Chloe: My dad is a huge reason and inspiration for why my music journey started. He put me onto all types of music at such a young age. I learned very early on that I loved music and knew that it was gonna be a part of my life, simply because of the way it made me feel. It is such an experience from the process of making music, listening to it, sharing it, and connecting to people because of it. The idea of the “music world” in itself is super inspiring to be a part of.
Erik: How long did it take, on average, to create your last project?
Chloe: It took me about six to seven months to create my last project. I spent extra long on this particular project working and re-working songs. I wanted to see each of the songs transform through multiple stages. I think that the amount of time it takes me is always different though.
Erik: How do you make sure that you stand out from other artists?
Chloe: I genuinely am myself. I try not to think too hard about what I am going for when I make a song or think of a “sound” I am aiming for. I just do what feels right for me. I have to feel it out for myself in that exact moment and go off my natural and unique ideas. I think that’s the most original thing any artist can do. Nobody can be you better than YOU when it’s 100% authentic.
Erik: When could we potentially see another project releasing?
Chloe: I am planning to put out a few more songs or another EP within this year! I am also starting to think about when the best time is to introduce my first full-length album. (This is really something that would happen later in 2022).
Erik: Do you plan on doing shows once covid calms down?
Chloe: I really want to do shows again! I think with the direction my music is headed, I need to for sure be performing my live shows with a band. I am holding out until I can plan a dope live performance of my new project, once everyone is fully out and about again.
Erik: Any big plans for the future?
Chloe: There is always more.
Erik: What’s your ultimate end goal with music?
Chloe: My end goal is to make my living off my music and get paid to sit in my studio and create. I have a lot of goals within that main idea, but that’s the big picture I am working towards.
Erik: Has the pandemic affected your creativity?
Chloe: I don’t think it really has. I stay pretty locked up in my house regardless, and the creativity is always flowing in some type of way for me, even if that’s not with music specifically.
Erik: How do you feel your music has changed over time?
Chloe: I can audibly hear my style rounding out and my technique tightening up, as I gain more confidence being an artist. To see the changes over time is one of the coolest parts. My music shifts as I practice my craft and as my outside influences change. I think my songs gain more meaning to me as I get older, too.
Erik: Describe a recording session
Chloe: My recording sessions are always productive in some way, but most importantly light-hearted (one joint is required before recording). A positive environment is the most important thing to me. I prefer to be alone in my home studio for the first time I write and record a demo. I usually do my final vocal recording, mixing, and mastering with my boss up at the studio I work at, though.
Erik: Favorite song you’ve made?
Chloe: My favorite song of mine (as of now) would have to be, “First Night Alone” from my latest project, “We Could’ve Never Met.” I don’t know if I love the actual song or if I love the way I felt making it more, but something about it is very special to me.
Erik: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten as an artist?
Chloe: To trust that I know what is best for myself and what is best for my music.
Erik: What’s your dream collaboration?
Chloe: For a living female or male, I would have to say, Nai Palm or Julian Casablancas. No longer living, I would have to say, Janis Joplin, Freddie Mercury, or Mac Miller.
The 21 year old artist has been developing her sound more and more as she progressively gets better with each song she releases. Chloe is going to be a big second half of 2021 with much anticipated singles and music to bless your ears.
Listen to Chloe’s most recently released EP below.