Chloe Tang

FRESH: ‘Take Care’ – Chloe Tang

Chloe Tang requests that you “Take Care”!

by Christopher Smith

It often takes artists most of their careers to turn that fire inside into fire in the studio. With her singles “Lame”, “Hype” and her latest “Take Care”, Chinese-American singer/songwriter Chloe Tang is already 3-for-3. “Take Care” is yet another sultry, piano-driven head-bouncer that you’re gonna listen to FIFTY times in a row!

But is she Pop? R&B? She’s a little too busy to sweat genres, or their fanbases, so she’ll just take them all, thanks. The Phoenix native, who now calls LA home, has racked up over 550,000 streams on Spotify, on playlists such as New Music Friday, Love Pop, Fresh Electronic, Creamy Tracks, New Pop Revolution, Brand New Chill, and Weekendhygge.

She’s got that lone wolf vibe Rihanna has, would be right at home opening for Kehlani, and is a little like a more organic Sabrina Claudio. Going off her youthful, vulnerable lyrics, Chloe Tang is still figuring out where life’s gonna take her, but she’s got more than enough hooks in her head to soundtrack that trip. Technically speaking, someone so new to the game has absolutely no business writing a song so front-to-back catchy. The song finds its fearlessness in the terrifying, all-too-rare admission that being taken care of emotionally feels pretty great. With that kind of honesty laid bare, it’s no wonder her sultry, dynamic vocals come across as down-to-Earth and as real as they do.

She’s sung about bad relationships, anxiety, and empowerment before. Here she expertly hits all of those subjects in a love song that doesn’t even use any of those words. The spare keys in the slinky verses make this one memorable within the first few seconds. As the track drops into the chorus, the low-end chords can be felt right in the ribcage, as her no-nonsense lyrics and soulful melodies go straight for the heart. Her vulnerability is defiant. Her playfulness is power. Chloe Tang is here, loud and clear.

For more about Chloe Tang, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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