Featured photo: Pierre Beteille.
During a tumultuous time in the electronic music scene, one thing that has remained true is that CloZee has been a rock. Coming off her seminal sophomore album release last week with Neon Jungle, the resounding echo across the online dance music community has been Chloe Herry is a boss. Hot of the heels of her newest LP, CloZee took time out of her busy schedule promoting her album, doing countless interviews, and hiking the trails of Colorado to answer some one-on-one questions with her ballooning fanbase.
From her worldwide travels as the main source of inspiration for her music and releasing on her Odyzey Music imprint, to her career-defining Electric Forest and Lollapalooza sets, to some of her dream collaborators and musical inspirations, and more, here’s what the French Goddess of Glitch had to say in her most recent live fan AMA.
To read the full AMA, head here.
1) Many fans remember weekend one of Electric Forest 2018 as being a breakout moment of CloZee’s career…
…but she says that weekend changed her life.
She describes the moment it all changed was when she was asked to filled Action Bronson’s canceled slot for a huge Sherwood Court crowd, many of whom “have never heard about me.”
Check out CE‘s 2018 interview with CloZee on her career-defining moment while out at Electric Forest.
2) The intro to CloZee’s Lollapalooza set was the early instrumental to her record from Neon Jungle titled “Us.”
Herry confirmed that the intro to her Lollapalooza 2019 set, which she later uploaded to SoundCloud, was indeed the first instrumental version of “Us. CloZee released the track with Kite String Tangle just ahead of her full album release.
Herry originally created the first version of “Us” in Australia in February 2019, she describes in a recent interview. She felt like something was missing after playing it as the introduction to a few of her live sets, so she decided to reach out to a couple of vocalists to gauge interest in a possible collaboration. “The Kite String Tangle answered right away, with an AMAZING top line, and he’s coincidentally Australian as well. It just felt amazing to wrap up a song with a full Australian feel,” Herry says.
3) CloZee says “Air” was the most difficult song on the album to produce.
She often writes songs while touring and finishes them in her home studio.
For instance, “Us” was written in Australia and “Neon Jungle” was written in Costa Rica while she was out at Envision.
4) She’s been playing video games as a way to calm down during quarantine. Here’s a few of her favorites…
Herry is particularly excited for Ghost of Tsuishima on Play Station 4.
5) When asked which artists she’d love to collaborate with…
…CloZee says The Glitch Mob, Bonobo, GRiZ, Of The Trees, and a few others.
…CloZee also cites Bonobo, Gramatik, Flume, and more as a few of her inspirations for beginning her music career.
6) CloZee explains what exactly goes through her mind when building her sets.
It mostly comes down to what story she wants to tell, the time of day, the intros and outros, and what she thinks people want to hear.
7) CloZee records some of her own vocals and uses her own guitar recordings in her tracks.
…Oh, and her dog’s name is Hamilton.
She started playing guitar at age 11, she began making music at 16, and released her first SoundCloud track in 2012.
8) CloZee came to the name for her indie imprint, Odyzey Music, because she loves the idea of music as a journey or a voyage.
…and she changed the double-ss in “Odyssey” to a Z to relate it to her CloZee project.
…Herry is also extremely open to the idea of releasing other artists on her label.
When asked if she could book a festival, CloZee lists her top five artists: il:lo, Tripp St, Senbeï, Memba, and Klasey Jones. So one could bet that fans will seeing these artists as supporting acts on some of her upcoming shows.