Chloe Duvall is a 19 year-old alternative pop singer/songwriter from Music City, USA. With soaring vocals and daring lyrics, Chloe Duvall sets the stage for strong female artists. Chloe had her first gig at The Listening Room in Nashville when she was 11. Ever since then, Chloe has embarked on a passionate musical journey that would change her life forever. Chloe is currently studying Music Business in college and playing numerous shows around Nashville. Throughout her music, Chloe sings for empowerment, independence, and boldness. Her debut single, "Ego", is out now on all streaming platforms.
Please share a story that includes a happy memory as an artist and has made a huge impact on your artistry.
I remember when I had my very first show at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville. That was when they were still in the old building. My songwriter cousin Sherri Gough invited me to play a song at one of her rounds. I thought I would feel terrified up there but honestly, it just felt right being onstage. I played the very first song I ever wrote that I will probably never release, but it’s such a happy memory that really led me to where I am now. Everyone was so supportive of me, and it helped me realize that it was more than a hobby. That show is what made me realize music was my passion.
How do you choose to lead a Happy Healthy life as an artist?
To stay happy and healthy, I journal every morning before I start my day. I also make time for music, even if it means I have to cut other things out that week. I love skincare, photography, modeling, writing, and those are also things that I make time for in order to feel happy and fulfilled. Lately, I’ve also been trying to focus less on how many likes I get on a post. I think you can get really stuck when you focus too much on social media numbers instead of just creating content that you love.
Who did you learn from to instill those values?
I started reading The Artist’s Way this year for the second time, and if you haven’t read that book, I seriously recommend you go to the store and buy it right now. That book has absolutely changed my perspective on what it means to be creative and how to promote self-care in your own life. So I would say one person who has taught me good creative values is the author of that book, Julia Cameron. I’ve never met her, but I would love to have a simple conversation with her someday. I also want to thank my songwriting professor, Kirsti Manna, for recommending the book to me.
I’m also grateful to my mom for always teaching me to be independent and to stand up for what I believe in. I feel like she has seriously helped me keep from getting screwed over in the music industry.
Was it hard work to make sure that you focused on your well-being and not only your art?
It’s always hard work to balance music and taking care of yourself. I feel like musicians feel guilty if they rest. But I think if you don’t ever focus on your own well-being, music can become a job instead of a passion. You have to have tough skin as a musician, and self-care makes you more confident.
Was there a turning point of how you decided to put yourself first?
Yes, definitely. This past year was really difficult for me, and I think it made me realize that life is so short. I am the kind of person who feels useless when I’m not working or contributing to something. But I’ve realized this past year that life will never be fun if you’re constantly stressing. I work hard, but I try to balance work and self-care.
How do you like to promote a healthy lifestyle?
I always share my self-care tips with other artists. Creatives have to support each other.
In what ways are you connecting with fans to check in on each other?
My direct messages are always open! I loved seeing everyone’s reaction to the release of my debut single this past week, and so many people sent me such sweet messages. And honestly, if anyone ever wants to talk about self-care for artists, hit me up! I’m totally down to talk.
Who checks in on YOU when you need it most?
My best friend, Brianna Bollinger, always reminds me that I can do it when I think I can’t. When I don’t believe in myself, she reminds me why I should.
Changing habits can be hard. Which was the habit that you had to change and how it's changed your life now?
Recently, I have decided to focus less on how many likes I get on a post. It’s a vain thing to do, and yet everyone on social media does it at some point. The past year, I had just become so hyper-focused and getting as many likes on a post as possible that social media didn’t feel fun anymore. I want to use social media as a tool to share my music with the world without it becoming an obsession. I’ve started turning off the like counts on some of my posts, and it has given me a lot more confidence.
Is there a song, book, movie, show, or anything that always gives you the motivation you need?
Taylor Swift is my icon, and the ten minute version of All Too Well gives me serotonin.
What is the mantra of 2022?!
This year, we’re going to be happy, healthy, empowered, and overflowing with creativity.
Give all the inside scoop on your latest project!
I just released my first single ever called Ego on all major streaming platforms and I’ve never been happier. I have been ready to release music for years and the fact that it’s finally happening is like something out of a dream. I have another single on the way, and I can’t wait for the world to hear what’s next.
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