Hey Chloe! How are you today?
Hi, I’m well thanks.
Your new single Callous Copper is out now – can you tell us what it’s all about?
It’s about love. I surprised myself with this one, as I don’t usually write songs about the romantic kind of love and then this one happened. It’s about the beginning of a relationship. You’re not really sure what’s going to happen and it can be a bit scary but you’re falling nonetheless.
Who are your biggest influences?
My parents have hugely influenced my creativity, from their taste in music to our shared life experiences influencing my songwriting. My tastes in music are pretty eclectic – I like almost anything, but I’m mainly influenced by the great singer-songwriters out there like Neil Young, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten.
Describe your sound in five words:
Like a long therapeutic hug
Your EP, also called Callous Copper, is out very soon! Are there any themes running through it?
My songs are all inspired by this weird thing we do called life. There’s themes of love and death and mental health. Really, it was an opportunity for me to realise this idea of doing a record with a string quartet, which I had wanted to do for a while.
What’s the music scene like in Manchester? Any new artists you can recommend?
Manchester is great for live music. There’s usually something going on every day of the week that you can go to. There are some great North West artists who I love – Caoilfhionn Rose, Katie Mac, Hannah Ashcroft, Lindsay Munroe – all amazing female artists making diverse and beautiful music.
You’re going on tour soon, which places are you most excited to play in?
All of them! But really, it’s our first headline show in London so that’ll be a nice moment, plus a first in Durham at The Laundrette and I’ve heard wonderful things about it, so very much looking forward to that.
You performed at SXSW in 2018, how was that?
It was this crazy whirlwind of a thing. It’s really what started a journey to enable me to become a full time musician, and what made me fall in love with playing in the USA. We did a pledge campaign to get there and we hit our target – it gave me such a boost to know I had so much support out there.
Where can we find you online?
In all the usual places – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. All @chloefoymusic