Interview with Cholly

Chloe is a producer and singer/songwriter that goes by ‘Cholly’, a nickname that stuck. She likes to experiment with different organic sounds and seeing how far they go to make her music. Her music is described as cinematic electronic pop, and she streams ‘audio brainstorms’ to Twitch most Thursdays under the username Chollymusic. These streams often help her to generate ideas for new music and sound textures. Her new single, ‘3 Day Weekend’ started with a Twitch stream. This song is about emotional burn-out and fantasising about the simple comforts responsibility sometimes gets in the way of. It will be released on the 7th of October, and is a single for her new EP, ‘Friday Night’, which will be coming out in mid November.

What made you decide that music is the right path for you?

Music has always been a big part of my life, but it was during some time that I didn’t make much music that I realised I really needed to be making music to be happy.

What’s your writing process like? Do you write the music or lyrics first?

I write the music and the lyrics at the same time. Usually I’ll make a sound that I like (usually based on my mood and almost always a recording from my phone) and I’ll start something simple, add lyrics, then harmonies, then add more to the music.

What’s the best advice you’d give to your younger self?

Don’t fret over what other people think, nothing is perfect and if you don’t try things you’ll never learn and grow. It is more fun to get out there and try things.

What’s in store for you for the rest of the year?

I’ll be releasing a long EP called ‘Friday Night’, which ‘3 Day Weekend’ is a part of. It comes out on the 12 th of November and explores a main theme of connecting to people. I’ll also be doing some music videos and my regular Thursday Twitch streams!

Tell MoggBlog viewers about your latest release! What’s the inspiration behind that?

My new single, ‘3 Day Weekend’, is about emotional burn-out and fantasising about the simple comforts responsibility sometimes gets in the way of. It started with one of my Twitch streams. I was having a stressful time, feeling quite anxious and struggling to find enjoyment in things. One of my friends joined my stream and said in chat that they had a 3 day weekend coming. I thought, “I could really do with one of those.“The coffee’s gone cold in the French press, though it’s probably for the best to avoid the stress” You know something is wrong when I get distracted enough to let this happen, but at this point, it is probably for the best to be avoiding caffeine.

“The view is cloudy, the same as me”

Everything seemed foggy at the time and I was feeling numb, spending a lot of time looking out of the window at the clouds, trees and birds.

“I don’t like wondering what’s on your mind, but I kinda have to, or I’m not kind.” – This is about wishing I could just not care, so I could have a break, but also the guilt that comes with wishing I didn’t care. The sounds I made for the song were how what I wanted to feel like sounded, if that makes sense. I was thinking back to times that I was feeling very confident, enthusiastic about life and like nothing could get me down.

You can find Cholly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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