With her talented tracks, dark pop themes and unique sound, 13-year-old singer and songwriter Cloe Wilder is taking over the world of music.
We’re totally vibing with her latest song “Save Me,” so we caught up with Cloe to talk all about music, her advice for aspiring singers, and more!
Everly Mag: Tell us about your song “Save Me.” What inspired the song, and what was recording it like?
Cloe: This song listed reasons as to why I understand, but also why I’m okay. My family and friends had never known my music or expression to be that devastating, so as I began to write and release, they began to worry. This song is an acknowledgment to what’s wrong, but also what’s right. I told my producers, “I’ve tried to make myself feel better. I’ve tried to put this down on paper. It’s not working.” I think I needed people.
Everly Mag: What do you hope people love about the song?
Cloe: I want listeners to understand that songwriters don’t only write songs for themselves, or because they hope it’ll result in fame…and that the majority hope to help you. I wouldn’t write these songs if I didn’t understand or feel them.
Everly Mag: What’s your favorite song you’ve recorded so far?
Cloe: This changes with every new master or demo sent my way, but at the moment it’s an unreleased record—the most empowering out of my library. It was refreshing to write. Rather than acknowledging only the pain, it also speaks about the recovery. I can’t wait to release.
Everly Mag: How did you get your start in singing?
Cloe: My family—although there is no other musician in it, they’re supportive and were willing to foster it. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have taken that first lesson and I may have forgotten about it.
Everly Mag: Who are your musical role models?
Cloe: Lana Del Rey was the first artist I respected for more than her voice. I admired how healthy her music was. It wasn’t like she was telling people to be sad, she was telling them that she was, too.
Everly Mag: What’s your advice for teens who want to become singers?
Cloe: People may pretend not to take you seriously, because it confuses them when they realize that they do. You are as worthy as any other artist. We need more teenagers in the industry. We need youthful views on not-so-youthful topics. We need you!
Everly Mag: What’s coming up next for you?
Cloe: YES. I already feel as though I’ve done so much, but in reality, this is barely the sunrise—that’s what I’ve been told. You can expect consistent singles and an eventual EP!