..Let’s be honest, Chloe Roth and Nile Nash make all the boys and girls think a lot of things (“HOT-T-T!!!” ..ahem, I mean really beautiful), but Chloe also makes.. music! Chloe Makes Music is Roth’s aural alias, and if you think this photo I took of her, pictured right, and her harmonies singer Nile, pictured at left, is gorgeous, just wait until you hear her music.
Chloe’s debut full-length album, The Puppeteer, is ripe with orchestration that weaves itself slowly around the pillar of her voice, spinning you closer and deeper into her mellifluous and disquieted world. She is already being heralded in the press as she, “packs her sensitive songs with a torrent of words, line after line of images and emotions and interior rhymes in a kind of 19th century Victorian-style that sounds like a reincarnated Elizabeth Barrett Browning.”
Once you listen closely to Chloe’s music, you realize that she is not only an incredibly gifted singer, but also an extremely adroit writer. She is a voice for the things that too often pass us by right under our noses, proselytizing through prose for us to honor the meaningful details amid the bustle, and simultaneously to remember not to let details get in the way of what is ultimately most important, such as love, life, and limb.
This album draws on everything from autobiography, autobiographical myth, to the actual myth of Apollo and Daphne (the first track on the album, and titled thus), but not all is so serious for Chloe: her live shows are often a downright riot of laughter between songs as she bewitches the audience even further with her comedic quips that are sometimes inappropriate, but always hilarious, as most good jokes are.
I could continue on and on about The Puppeteer (which was produced by the ever popular Chris Chu of The Morning Benders) and about Chloe and her music, since I’ve known her for twelve+ years, but don’t mistake my friendship for blinded bias — her live shows, accompanied by her band of Nile Nash, Nick Leonard and Dylan Flynn (another stupendous local talent) will prove that everything I’m saying is true, and more. So! you should first listen to The Puppeteer, available for listening and purchase (do it!) on Bandcamp, then come to one of her shows, which you can find by going to her website, facebook, or signing up for her show email-list at email@example.com
psst… Chloe already has new songs ready, so each show lets you explore her album live as well as introduces you to more surprising, beautiful songs!