Blog Post – Featured Artists – Chloe Charles
We at Number 9 are incredibly proud of Chloe Charles, a fantastic homegrown Canadian artist! “With Blindfolds On” was recorded right here at Number 9 with Bernie Cistenas at the helm. Please support this talented artist. You won’t regret it. .99 for a song, $9.99 for the whole album and it’s loaded with great gems like “Black & White”. Support Canadian Music. It will come back to you ten fold. Pay it forward. She is more than worth it. Wait till you hear about her history!
From her bio:
Expect the unexpected …
Even before the release of With Blindfolds On, Chloe Charles’ sophomore orchestral-soul-pop album received accolades with its opening track, Black & White, winning the 2014 Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Lennon Award for Pop. Sparsely orchestrated, yet characteristically lush, the vulnerable song Black & White sets the tone for this album’s labyrinthine soundscape through loss, love and yearning, lust and joie de vivre with her 3 dimensional orchestral romance and a hypnotizing voice reminiscent of Billie Holiday’s sultry poise, Adele’s intensity, the grit of Amy Winehouse and the courage and mischief of Bjork.
When Chloe’s debut album Break The Balance left critics in awe of her magical voice and scratching their heads as to what genre describes her, her mesmerizing sound placed her in a category of her own and landed the album critical acclaim:
“[One of] Five Canadian Acts to Watch”
— Billboard Magazine
“pop songs with an introverted beauty of surprising clarity”
— Rolling Stone Germany
“Toronto’s next big singer-songwriter”
— The Globe and Mail