We had the good fortune of connecting with Chloé Caroline and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chloé, how do you think about risk?
I think risks are the absolute building blocks to continued growth as human beings. The biggest challenge we face with the risk though is our attachment to the outcome. For me, as an independent artist especially, it is a career full of ups and downs, zero guarantee, and 100% faith–it is the ultimate risk. I make an intentional choice everyday to pursue my dream at the cost of consistent income, schedule, lifestyle etc. because the reward I feel inside getting to wake up and create is worth it, TO ME. Maybe not to somebody else, but I know I’d be kicking myself for the rest of my life if I never tried, knowing that’s where my heart feels the most 100% Chloé– that in itself is worth the risk to me. We have infinite possibility and there is so much we can squeeze out of life if we allow ourself to let go to the expectation and take the leap of faith anyways. We are all “ready” when we decide to be.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an absolute old soul free-spirit born and raised in Southern California, which is a total melting pot. My sound represents that mixture. So many of the greats of the 70s 80s and 90s came from here and combined pop, soul, rock with intentional lyrics and created this warm inviting feel-good vibe. I love paying homage to the past greats I was influenced by but pairing it with the new. Using real instruments AND synthetic. Honest lyrics and storytelling but over pop melodies. Male artists like Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Shawn Mendes are making waves in the space, but there are no females in pop in the lane and that’s where I see my music. I am an independent artist and have spent years building my fan base from the ground up by trying to share as much authenticity as possible in hopes they will feel able to do the same and connecting one on one with them. From there I’ve ended up collaborating, working with, and befriending so many of the same people that support me as an artist. My main mission is to encourage others to take their own individual light and use it to impact others so we can all come together and better understand each other.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh wow this is my expertise being a born and raised LA baby. Whenever I have friends visit I always encourage them to stay by the beach, the South Bay (Manhattan/Hermosa/Redondo Beach) specifically–Manhattan Beach is my hometown. Being only 15 mins south of LAX, it’s the cutest string of beach cities that some people in LA don’t even know exist. If not Malibu, the typical go-to is always Venice or Santa Monica and people miss out on the South Bay. We would start out at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House downtown Manhattan Beach and after hit up the local shops and then the beach. Later, we’d cruise some of the beach bars in Hermosa like Tower 12, The Deck, American Junkie after eating dinner at El Sombrero. We’d finish the eve at The Kettle for some late night hangs/grub. Next day, we’d head over to Portuguese Bend in Palos Verdes and hike then grab Acai Bowls at Paradise Bowls or the local farmers market where I’d make them try Dave’s Killer Tempeh. I’d take them on a drive through Topanga Canyon where we’d stop in Solstice Canyon and take a walk. 3rd Street Promenade is always a fun shopping day too. I’d definitely take them to Davey Wayne’s for a night out in WeHo and during the day run around that area, probably also doing the Wisdom Tree hike/Runyon because it’s a must. I love sushi too so I’d make sure they got Izakaya while they were here. If we had a ton of time, I’d have us take two days to go to Joshua Tree and spend the night in an Air BnB or camp. Also some where at some point we’re doing karaoke. Also picnicking on a beach. Also doing a bonfire at Dockweiler Beach. Need I go on?
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
It takes a literal army of people to not just create a flourishing career in the entertainment industry but beyond that to help us grow as just individuals. First and foremost, I give it all up to God/The Universe. Every creative bone in my body and my purpose in life has nothing to do with me at the end of the day, it’s an absolute gift to spread light and bring people together through music and I’m just a vessel for it. But my family has been huge in believing in me since day one, listening to every song I write. My producer and writer friends, videographer/photographer friends who willingly use their minds, heart, and time to make music with me–they are my therapists and confidants. Every fan that’s shared one of my songs with their friends or bumped it on their speakers…. I could keep going.