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Chloe Morgan

18 September 2012 No Comment

Chloe Morgan Released Debut Video from her EP Piano Forte

 

This is Chloe’s first official music video! It’s set in the 1950s and tells the story behind the track. “All That You Are” is off her debut EP “Piano Forté“.

Piano Forté places Morgan in-front of the 88 keys, spilling out songs enriched by the soulful cadences of her voice, and the honesty in her heart.  The EP features 6 original songs including the debut single “All That You Are”, heart pulsing“Do You Even Think of Me”, and the quirky baroque pop of ”Stir Crazy”.

In the span of just a few years, Morgan struggled with the death of her father and her uncle as well as an eating disorder; a healthy coping mechanism to deal with these emotional trials.  Coupled with a career wrought with false starts, Morgan turned these trials into fuel for inspiration, and in song, she addressed the emotions that had been bottled up.  Piano Forté became her journal, exposing her soul, through songs she wrote, composed and produced herself.  “Now, I think I know who I am,” she says, “I found myself, and now I’m starting a journey for me.”

BIO

Sometimes to build, you first have to tear it all down. For singer/songwriter Chloe Morgan, her story – and her tumultuous love affair with music — begins with an ending.
“The whole process of recording this EP has been me building myself from scratch,” she says about her new collection of songs, Piano Forte, which places Morgan in-front of those 88 keys, spilling out songs enriched by the soul

ful cadences of her voice, and the honesty in her heart. In her wafting vocals, you hear – and feel – the emotional textures of a lifelong musician whose message is imbued with a sense of urgency. After all, Morgan wants you to hear her story, and feel the rhythms of the music that moves her. She can dish out heart pulsing R&B on “Do You Even Think of Me,” deliver playful baroque pop on “This Mess,” and sing swaying ballads like “All That You Are.” Morgan can shift from effervescent to earnest, from danceable to pensive, with ease. “There’s this part of me that’s really soulful and soft, but I’m super loud and crazy too,” she jokes. Her self-assured songwriting took flight when she left the past behind.

There are those moments in life, where the seams in the world that you’ve created become visible; the cracks in the masonry of a life built brick by brick become apparent, revealing that perhaps the path you’ve taken may not be heading the way you were meant to go. For Morgan, her moment of clarity happened when her career seemed to be at a high point.

“I remember being onstage performing stadium shows with my old group Clea,” she says “and when I stepped off stage, I should have felt excited to have performed in front of huge crowds. But I felt the opposite; I didn’t feel fulfilled.” In the early 2000s, Morgan, then Chloe Staines, was a contestant on British reality show Popstars: Rivals. After the show concluded, she formed Clea as a girl group with a few other contestants, and earned gigs touring with top acts in pop. “It just wasn’t me,” she says about those days in the pop circuit, “I had to walk away if I was going to be true to myself”

Once she left the group, various producers scrambled to shape her career, pushing her sound far away from what she held close to her heart. Then after another producer tried to conform her to his vision, Morgan walked away. She decided that if she was going to be true to herself, she’d have to go it alone. Then Morgan sat down at the piano, like the one that she played as a child in the English town where she’s from, and began to write. The songs were powerful and stripped down, energized by voice hidden inside her.

“I don’t know if you’ve ever lost anybody, you’ve probably lost things,” Morgan says, “but when you lose somebody, you go through all kinds of different stages. Then it all comes out.” In the span of just a few years, Morgan struggled with the death of her father and her uncle – who was like a parent to her—as well as an eating disorder; an unhealthy coping mechanism to deal with these emotional trials and a private anguish that looked back at her from the mirror each day. Coupled with a career wrought with false starts, Morgan turned these trials into fuel for inspiration, and in song, she addressed the emotions that had been bottled up. She overcame sorrow and self-destruction. The Piano Forte EP became her journal, exposing her soul, through songs she wrote, composed and played herself.

“I want you to be all that you are,” she sings, almost as if to herself. Morgan is brave, and her songs are too. They are bold, and gentle: they soar and rock, sway and groove. She travels down a road of self-discovery and invites you to join her along for the ride. “Now, I think I know who I am,” she says, “I found myself, and now I’m starting a journey for me.”

http://youtu.be/9VsPnBvqhrU

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