Chloe Latimer is a pop star in the making, but according to her, "nobody in Glasgow gives a fuck." Under the moniker KLOE, the unfiltered 19-year-old has been branching out of her native Scotland and spreading her infectious tunes across the globe.
Although Zane Lowe, who is known for prematurely spotting emerging talent while their sound is still raw, aired KLOE's debut track, "Grip," on his Radio 1 show last year, the singer has remained refreshingly honest in her music, never catering to mainstream pop. With a focus on universal experiences derived from her own youth, KLOE tells stories about the more exciting things that can occur when you stay out past your curfew on a school night. It's a refreshing perspective, one that's amplified by a sense of curiosity that seems to hang on every note, and an expression of that deep, inner desire for experimentation we've all felt tingled by.
"I tried to be all cool and mysterious at the start and it was so tragic. I've gradually embraced '#nofilter' life," she explained. "I'd feel like a fraud if I wasn't being completely honest. And also, do we really need any more bullshit 'I'm too cool for you' girls out there? I don't think so."
During the holidays, we FaceTimed with KLOE while she was visiting family in Cambridge. She talked about everything from Lorde and labels to boys and blogs. KLOE's next single will be dropping sometime this month via Columbia Records (UK) and IAMSOUND in the U.S., but for now read our uncensored interview, below!