Tomorrow sees the release of ‘New Mexico’, the brand new single from Chloe Jones. It’s the first time we’ve ever featured Chloe on Belles and Gals before and this new single is a fantastic introduction to her talents.
The first thing that hits you on listening to the track is the wonderful intro where the pedal steel plays centre stage, an instrument that almost sets the scene in itself. Then Chloe’s dulcet vocals come in and bring together a story that blends the New Mexico setting and the regretful theme of the song.
‘I saw these beautiful photographs with hills of snow for miles around & I was confused because I thought New Mexico was all cactuses, heat and deserts…turns out it is and the sand there is just super white…it fooled me…which is ironic really, because the song is about the guilt of fooling someone who didn’t deserve it, so I guess the White Sands fooled me right back.’
At parts of the song, Chloe implores the subject of the song to ‘Close Your Eyes’, and this is one of those tracks where you should be doing exactly that as you listen- allowing you to be transported away to another time and place, taking that journey on the wings of the song. Based on ‘New Mexico’, this isn’t the last time we’ll be featuring Chloe Jones on the site. An immersive and sumptuous listen.
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Chloe Jones is a singer-songwriter from Manchester, UK.
With thoughtful storytelling and rich, lilting vocals bound to captivate any music fan, Chloe has a unique sound that lends itself fittingly to the style of music she delivers, which is a luscious blend of folk, Americana and country.
Chloe’s music takes you to places you may never have been, and is often inspired by experiencing life to its fullest and adventuring to faraway places, along with the personal hardships and highs that these journeys may bring.
It is obvious that travel is a huge inspiration when you listen to her past EP ‘Meet You There’; a collection of songs about travelling around the USA, her 2020 single ‘Damsel’; the tale of an uncomfortable, lonesome trip to Guatemala, and her upcoming single ‘New Mexico’ which delves into Chloe’s associations with another stunning part of the world; the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
Chloe is something to experience whether you encounter her in an intimate solo setting, or with the atmosphere turned up moodily high when backed with a full band. She recently made her debut at music festivals such as Buckle and Boots Country Music Festival and Country On The Clyde, and is really starting to turn heads and make tracks on the current UK country music scene.
She has featured regularly on BBC Radio Manchester on both Becky Want and Mike Sweeney’s shows, Chloe also appeared on Mike Sweeney’s star studded Christmas Extravaganza show at The Lowry for two years running. In 2019 Chloe made an appearance on BBC’S The Voice UK and back in 2014 was the UK winner, European winner and worldwide semi-finalist in The Voice of McDonalds – a singing competition that had Chloe perform in London, Amsterdam, the Algarve, Florida and Nashville and also gave Chloe the opportunity of performing alongside Sting, Adam Levine, Ne-Yo and Daughtry.
During the lockdowns of 2020 Chloe’s fanbase grew online once she started performing weekly live streams on her Facebook page. Viewers would tune in every Friday night for an intimate performance of Chloe’s original songs as well as her favourite covers, plus a personal insight into Chloe’s home life, with special appearances from her parents in their conservatory! Her VE Day ‘Street Party’ episode attracted 7.4K viewers!
With big musical plans and ambitions on the horizon, and a series upcoming releases, Chloe is one to watch as we make our way into 2022.