Chloe Watkinson – This Is Our Time
Written by Radio Flora TM on 15/02/2019
Artist: Chloe Watkinson
Title: This Is Our Time
Label: Aporia Records
Music has always been as much a part of Chloe as her red hair. Blessed with a voice that can be soft and sweet, or full of power and rasp, she transcends genres with ease.
With a solid music education and a rich performance history (including at Preservation Hall and leading a brass band in New Orleans, and playing regional clubs and festivals in Canada and the US) Chloe launched her solo career in 2018, performing at Toronto venues such as Roy Thomson Hall for the Women’s Blues Revue, Yonge-Dundas Square, and two US/Canadian tours featuring shows at Toronto’s Opera House, Thorold’s Canal Bank Shuffle Festival, and dates in New York, Vermont and Quebec. Her current single “Stonewalling” (Aporia Records) is spinning on 200+ radio stations worldwide.
Her singles are easily listenable, but she alludes to something deeper. Cosmology, astronomy, biology, and cultural diversity find their way into her lyrics. “Crystal Pistol” (Aporia Records) suggests that she has an inner activist; while “A Universe” (produced by Grammy-winning legend George Massenburg) shows a glimpse of a vulnerable lover.
Informed by her experience, including singing alongside notable artists such as jazz icon Jill Barber, Canadian rock legend Max Webster’s Terry Watkinson (her dad), and songwriter extraordinaire Lily Frost, Chloe brings her music to life on stage through bold and unapologetic perfor- mances, a true extension of her heart, soul, and spirit.