With her work with Scandinavian collective Twenty Committee and her own solo material currently lapping up praise on the likes of CLASH, Wonderland, Under The Radar and Record Of The Day, Nottingham-based singer Chloe Rodgers has now returned to unveil her brilliant new single ‘The Algea’.
Marking her third release of the year after ‘A Delphian Lullaby’ and ‘Faces’, ‘The Algea’ sees her continue that distinctly bright and soaring aesthetic she is quickly developing a reputation for. Filled with pulsing strings, sweeping production, and her own dreamy vocals penetrating every subtle bar, this new release showcases her as an artist not only on the rise, but one looking to dominate the new music circuit as well.
Speaking about the new offering, she said, “The Algea is named after a group of Greek goddesses that are basically just mega depressed. I was definitely being over dramatic giving it that name. It was just about being a naive teenager looking for love but getting used by older dudes that knew exactly what they were doing”
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.
LISTEN TO ‘THE ALGEA’ HERE – https://open.spotify.com/track/7smp3CUybY7zrwVfbyKx2A?si=mUe-6RUBQYupca0NZIRPIw