12-Year-Old Pop Singer CLOE WILDER PREMIERES Her Brand New Video for ‘Without Me’ and Discusses Much More!
Posted On 29 Jan 2019
TODAY, the 12-year-old singer-songwriter, Cloe, from Tampa, Florida released her newest video for her cover of the Halsey song “Without Me.”
“‘Without Me’ is a song about losing yourself over others. That’s something that I related to – sacrificing and taking things too far. The visuals of this video were filmed in Miami, and they just instantly matched the song. When I watched it through, I felt as though the line “I’m the one who put you up there” was really visible throughout the video. I was wandering aimlessly, while the person being spoken about in the song is off somewhere living their life without me.” – Cloe
She also recently released the music video for her cover of “breathin” by Ariana Grande. With an ethereal, yet pure voice that displays wisdom beyond her years, Cloe is one to watch, with her soothing, melodic rendition of one of Ariana Grande’s most relatable songs.
Music Video Link: https://youtu.be/Wm5qPMDQWtU
“’breathin’ has stayed with me ever since I read through the lyrics. I immediately related to it, since it speaks about anxiety and other mental issues. The song really is sad and intense, so I had a feeling that we could bring all of that out in this cover. We ended up with a melancholic and almost fear-striking sound, which I fell in love with. Being able to take a song and twist it into something that sounds like myself is an insane experience, because we ended up with a completely different product than what we started with. I loved being able to let my darkness run wild, and have it flow into the song in a very powerful and unique way.” – Cloe
Emerging in 2019 as a true artist to watch in the dark/sad music space, Cloe is a force to be reckoned with. Armed with incredibly powerful songwriting skills, in addition to a voice beyond her years, Cloe crafts melancholic, yet fiercely relatable songs that touch the deepest parts of the human psyche. Championing the concept of accepting one’s mental health issues, pushing for equality, and embracing imperfection, she is light years beyond the typical young musician. Cloe will be releasing original music, and covers, over the span of the upcoming year that are guaranteed to comfort listeners through their varied emotions, to allow them to feel the intensity of their deepest thoughts, and to display that Cloe does not have the edge of a sword, but instead, like a rose with thorns.
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Learn more about Cloe in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time today! Where does this interview find you?
Thank you for talking to me! This interview finds me at home, in my studio, impatiently waiting to create more originals.
Now that 2019 has started, what musical goals do you have for yourself and your music this new year? Did you make any new year’s resolutions? Mine was to read more for fun!
I want to keep releasing covers, and eventually release originals – we have a lot of music being released this year, and I can’t wait. I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions, but I’m finding things I want to change in my life everyday. 2019’s definitely going to be an insane year for my career.
Growing up, how important was music in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make? Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else? If you weren’t a musician today, what could you see yourself doing?
From the moment I was born, music was my life. It’s always been so important to me, because it’s my escape. People need that, and mine’s music. I don’t think it was a decision, I just knew. I’ve never questioned it. I’ve never once thought about going somewhere differently with my life. If I weren’t a musician, I would still want to be involved in the music industry. I would be a songwriter, and record demos for other artists. I’d definitely want to still be doing something music related.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
There hasn’t necessarily been a surprise, but it was pretty shocking to see how fast everything was going. I recorded five originals, then I recorded seven more, then I started working with other people, then they joined my team, and here we are. I didn’t think anything would happen like that.
How do you think you and your music have been influenced by your hometown and where you live now?
My music is influenced by my own emotions. I don’t think that my art has that Floridian vibe to it, but growing up here has affected me as a person, meaning it affects me as an artist.
Let’s talk about your brand new cover of Ariana Grande’s song, “Breathin.” Why did you decide to cover this song? What all goes into the selection of a song to cover?
I decided to cover this song because it means so much to me – it speaks about the struggles of anxiety, which is something I’ve struggled with for years. I related to the song on an intense level. In terms of selecting songs to cover, I need to connect to what I’m singing. I pick covers based off of lyrics, and whether I feel like I can bring out the emotion in the lyrics.
What was it like making the music video for this cover? How creatively involved with the process were you?
We filmed the cover in Miami, and I loved it. I was fairly creatively involved in everything, because a music video has to be inspired by the song it’s going with. The song felt so much like me, so I believe that my art is shown through the video.
What about your upcoming new music video for “Without Me”? What was that experience like for you?
When we recorded “Without Me”, I connected to the song on a deep level. It was one of those songs where I just felt every word I was singing. I felt the same way filming it, a connection.
When do you hope to release more new music and a full album even of songs?
I’ll be releasing more music throughout 2019 – more covers and originals. My covers will be released every month, and originals will start being released within the next few months. We should have an album together by the end of this year. I can’t wait to release original music, and I can’t wait for people to feel that emotion and darkness.
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?
I wouldn’t say it’s complicated to stay up to date, but my “daily screen time” has definitely gone up a few hours. My favorite platform is definitely Instagram, because people seem so much more emotionally open on it. People tell me how they’ve connected to the song, and how they’re feeling. It’s insane for me, because I never used to get comments or messages from people I didn’t know. To hear that they love my music is so surreal to me.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
I draw inspiration from several artists, but the first time I was asked this question, my immediate answer was Lana Del Rey. The first time I listened to “Video Games”, was one of the few times I had ever felt a song – I didn’t hear it, I felt it. I fell in love with her concept, and kept building off of it. This later stemmed into other artists like Billie Eilish, Halsey, and many others. At the moment, my music is being influenced by Billie Eilish, AURORA, Conan Gray, gnash, EZI, Halsey, Lykke Li, Sasha Sloan, The 1975, and too many others to list. I would love to work with Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish, Halsey, or The 1975.
Where can fans see you perform next? Do you have any kind of a 2019 tour scheduled yet?
I don’t have any tour dates scheduled, but everyone can stay updated on any of my socials. It’ll definitely be announced on Instagram, @cloewilder.
If you had an unlimited budget and your schedule was free, what would your dream music video look like?
My dream music video would be a world of darkness. I would make the visuals match the song as much as possible. I would love to film in a place that nobody’s heard of, and in a house built hundreds of years ago (preferably one that’s speculated to be haunted). I’d definitely make some of the visuals more cinematic, inspired by horror films.
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island forever, what musical item would you take with you and why?
I would definitely take a piano with me, because that’s where my best songs are written. Something about that instrument just feels sad, but infinite. I can create anything on that.
If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on? Or if you prefer, what is a movie that you love that you wish your music was featured in?
I would love for my music to be featured in The Breakfast Club. That movie may not seem sad or emotional when it’s first watched, but the more I dug into it, the more I realized that the teenagers in the film were sad. They were sad and they were confused. I think my music deals with that.
To date, what has been a favorite interaction of yours that you have had with a fan? What made it special?
I haven’t had an interaction with any fans yet, but everyone that I’ve messaged seems so amazing. I can’t wait to meet them.
At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
I want people to feel my music, and relate to it. I want my music to be a place of darkness, a place of sadness, a place where pain and emotion come together. I want it to feel familiar to people, and I want them to feel like it was made for them. We all have that darkness, and I want people to connect theirs to my music.
Thank you, much love!