From Weehawken, NJ comes another amazing female voice to enter the musical ring. Chloe Baker is Bitter's Kiss, and with her new (self-titled) album she aims to show her audience why she matters and why you will want to pick her album up as soon as possible. Growing up in a musical household, Chloe’s father juggled a studio, a guitar collection, and a band, as well as being active in musical theatre, so it is no surprise that Chloe embraces music with her whole being.
Promoting the track titled "The Rope," along with the accompanying music video, this song is stunning and ethereal, and the message is not for the faint of heart. Masterfully produced and composed, this track deserves to be played in a movie, along with on radio and any other medium that supports great music.
Where Chloe’s strength lies is not only in her voice, but also the maturity of the topics that she chooses to tackle lyrically -- from the troubling act of suicide to the emotional struggle of watching time pass far too fast and to ultimately the greatest of human conditions: hope.
For her young age, Chloe shows an impressive maturity in both her song writing and her outlook on life. Her new album is a mix of pop meets dark indie. In many ways, these songs are safe to be played anywhere at all, and, in a few others, her songs are meant to be listened to in the solitude of your own thoughts. What Chloe seems to ask us are important questions about how we feel about the events of our own lives.
Tracks like "The Rope," "Too Far Too Fast," and "Already Gone" are emotional juggernauts, and I think that Bitter's Kiss will undoubtedly command a large audience just from these three tracks alone.
It is always an impressive sight to see when an artist chooses to not hide behind an abundance of metaphors to say important things, and for the very talented Chloe Baker, hiding behind anything is not an option. What she chooses to bring to the table is honest, pure and visceral, and the musical world is better for it.
The only thing left for you to do now is discover Bitter's Kiss for yourself. Enjoy the ride!
Bitter's Kiss can be found on Facebook.