For those who don’t know you yet, what would you tell them about yourself and your music as a bit of an introduction?
Cloe Wilder: “I’m a 13-year-old singer-songwriter, which tends to make people uncomfortable. I’m working at being as vulnerable as possible because I’ve always respected those artists. The first reaction to my music is commonly ‘did you write this?’ — yes! I write everything and I’m very proud of that. I have yet to get an understanding of my music, but I hope to continue shocking people.”
You just released your new single “Save Me”. Can you tell us a little about the song and the inspiration behind it?
C: “This song was listing 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 to what’s right.”
Do you find that you have the same process when creating songs or does it change often?
C: “I don’t, which was surprising to me. The more I write, the less consistent the process is. Maybe that will change because this career is so young and fresh.”
What do you hope listeners take from your music?
C: “I want listeners to understand that songwriters don’t only write these 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.”
Is there anything else we can expect from you in the near future?
C: “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!!”