An Interview With Cloe Wilder
By: Alexa Rose
Cloe Wilder is a teenage artist who just released her debut EP titled Teenage Lullabies. She has a sound that is soft and flowy with a punch of attitude. This 7 track Ep has a mix of ballads and up-tempo songs to fit whatever mood the listener is in. Even at the young age of 15, Cloe is able to deliver songs that carry universal truths and themes.
We had the opportunity to get to know her a little bit. Check out what Cloe has to say.
What influenced you to go into the music industry?
I never had a cool moment of realization. I was just always really into music. I recorded a few covers when I was 11 and sent them around to some producers. Someone liked them and I was invited to my first writing camp. That’s when I fell in love with everything that came along with music - being an artist.
What does your work aim to say?
I want listeners to take whatever they need from my music.
What does your music mean to you?
It’s chilling to listen back to - songs written for you, by you, and about you. It is my truest form of therapy and I’m so lucky that I have it.
What is your scariest experience working as a musician?
My very first contract offer was pretty scary. I didn’t take it.
That was never a question for me. I love nothing else the way I do music. It was so
What are your favorite artists at this moment?
Phoebe Bridgers is my current obsession.
What is your dream project?
I don’t have one. I think I’ll know once I make it.
What is the most inspirational place you have been to?
London was full of poetry and I was very inspired during my whole trip there.
Do you have any hobbies outside of music?
If I’m being honest, no.
Did you play any instruments in school?
Ukulele and guitar! I started taking piano lessons when I was four, but that wasn’t through school. Piano was the only one that stuck.
Who is your ideal musician to collaborate with and why?
Lana Del Rey! She was the first artist I paid attention to. Musically, she raised me. Having such a strong female artist to look up to was very formative for me.
Which qualities make you a great artist?
I’m honest through every phase.
What has been your favorite performance of your career?
I performed at the Troubadour, which was a dream venue of mine. It was mid-pandemic, so there was no audience (besides my mom and my grandma,) but it was my absolute favorite. I only had two live performances pre-pandemic, but I’m really looking forward to more.