On January 27th, Cloe Wilder released her debut EP, Teenage Lullabies. The seven-track EP elaborates on her teenage life and the important moments and feelings she’s experienced thus far. Written alongside producer Sam Nicolosi, as well as EZI, Jackie Young, and Merōn, Cloe transports listeners into a delicate daydream filled with stories of crushes, loss, friends, and more, that meld together to create a soundtrack for today’s youth and nostalgia for teenage memories. At just 14-years-old, Cloe has a voice way beyond her years, managing to create melancholic, yet incredibly relatable songs. On the EP’s lead single, “I Wanna Be Alone With You,” Cloe lays her feelings for her crush all out on the table. The official music video for the upbeat, ‘cool girl’ track was filmed at the Pink Motel in California and features Tripp Bowers. As a whole, Cloe believes Teenage Lullabies is her best release to date, saying “It’s the most involved I’ve ever been and the proudest I’ve ever been.” Speaking on the meaning behind Teenage Lullabies, Cloe says: “I think that this EP makes sense for my first project. I’ve been making music for a couple of years now and this project represents every stage of my life so far: the frustration, the excitement, the relationships. It’s definitely a romanticization of my life, but it’s not too far off. I’ve felt all of it… I just made it a little bit prettier for your listening pleasure. Sonically, the songs share a very ethereal sound with a dash of bedroom indie. This is a pretty accurate description because we wrote the whole project in my bedroom.”
Originally hailing from Clearwater, Florida, Cloe’s artistic talents started thriving from an early age as she started taking piano lessons which consequently helped her discover her passions for singing, surprising both her family and everyone around her. In December 2018, Cloe started her YouTube channel where she began to cover songs by Halsey, Alessia Cara, Billie Eilish, Sasha Sloan, and more. Her love for writing came a little later after realizing it was a good outlet for her. She told Girls’ Life, “I never really had something like that, that could actually help me feel better, and writing is definitely that for me.” Cloe kicked off 2020 with the release of “Crying When I Shouldn’t.” The song was produced and co-written by Eric Scullin who has worked with RZA and Mark Needham (The Killers), with a special collaboration with three-time Grammy Award winners and Billie Eilish’s mixing and mastering team, Rob Kinelski and John Greenham. She followed it up with the release of “You & Lonely” in June. The song is co-written by Cloe and produced by Jayme Silverstein (Alicia Keys, Miguel, Estelle). Cloe shared a sneak peek of her upcoming project with the release of “It’s True.” Girls’ Life described the song as, “a love letter from Cloe to her teenage years, wishing to experience the milestone moments of youth while having a career that sometimes creates challenges in making connections.” She followed it up with the release “Call Me If You Need Me,” a deeply personal song about Cloe’s desire to stay connected to her home base in Florida while pursuing her dreams in LA. You can connect with Cloe Wilder via the following links. Photo credit: Nathan Groff.