Songwriter and composer Chloe Tang has an impressively powerful yet captivating voice.
At the end of 2018, Chloe Tang opened a 4,000-capacity space for Dua Lipa, the pop artist for whom she had handled security only months before, to exhibit her untapped potential.
Chloe has been composing and playing music in Los Angeles ever since that pivotal moment.
Without a current record label or management team, Chloe’s discography has accumulated over 4 million streams with more to come. It’s also worth noting that she often references her Chinese heritage in her songs. A new song named “WTFDIFS” was just released by Chloe. Chloe jokes about her music say:
“love me, but leave me alone”.
Chloe Tang spoke to MrrrDaisy on a personal level about her music career and her new track. “WTFDIFS” is a story of a connection she had with someone who wasn’t truly hers, but for some reason, she couldn’t let go of him for years.
It’s usually quite simple to move on from a short-term relationship. In any case, she felt this person’s grip on her for some time, and they never said anything.
What is your real and showbiz name?
My real and showbiz name is Chloe Tang. I decided not to change it because I felt it was fitting and I didn’t like the pressure of having to choose something else that would be stuck with me forever.
Where are you from (hometown)
I’m originally from Phoenix, Arizona.
How did you get into music?
I have always been very drawn to music since I was young. My mom noticed immediately and put me in piano lessons at age 5. From there, I just never stopped. I started singing, playing the guitar, and playing the saxophone and before I knew it I was enrolled in a charter arts school for music by 6th grade. I continued to follow what felt natural to me and that path became and more clear as I got older.
What field or genre are you into and give a brief description of what your field feels like?
If I had to, I would say the genre of music I make is pop, although it definitely has sombre r&b elements to it. I’m in a very interesting space because it feels like there’s more music coming out than ever and people are really creating their own genres, which only further devalues the word “genre”.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
I’m inspired by my feelings. I feel everything very strongly so it’s hard to ignore, and writing about my emotions is what feels like the most natural therapy. I also draw a lot of inspiration visually from a lot of other artists, no matter their medium. I find inspiration in fine art, music, dance, food, and just anything that gives me this very specific inspiring feeling. I can recognize it right away.
What does your current song/album mean to you?
My latest release, WTFDIFS is very important to me because it wasn’t a song that was intended to be released as a single (as a lot of my singes are). It was just a whole lot of feeling/word vomit that I just needed to get out into this open in order to move on from it.
I had this very intense relationship with a person I barely knew and it became much more intense in my head and in my perspective to the point where I felt completely lost in the idea of this person, yet I didn’t know the real version of him well enough to make those kinds of judgements.
It’s just one huge symbol of my self-reflection and actually facing the difficult truths about myself and my hopeless romantic tendencies.
we didn’t even live in the same state. I remember being in bed with someone else and thinking about him. Or I would check his social media once in a while if I was alone to see if he had a new girl. To this day I can’t figure out why he held so much weight in my life for so long.
What are your hobbies?
I love movement, so my hobbies outside of music often include being active with my body. I love dancing- I recently took up pole dancing. I love spending time with my dog, which usually includes being outdoors with him.
I also enjoy a good board game night in good company. Music can be so engulfing that I have to remind myself that it’s important to do other things I love and to continue searching for those things.