Born in London, 21 year old singer/songwriter Chloe Bodur grew up in a household overflowing with musical diversity, citing influences ranging from Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holiday, D’angelo and Frank Sinatra to BadBadNotGood, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler The Creator and The Internet.
Currently studying music at university level, Bodur is a perfectionist and takes great pride in her songwriting and musical arrangements; with the melodic element of her music taking influence from traditional soul and samba, contrasting the rhythmic colouring of her music which is influenced by American hiphop and the current London jazz scene. Her layered ‘psychedelic-soul’ soundscapes paired with her unapologetic lyricism and erratic yet sultry vocals create a unique sound that has created a buzz around the budding artist, with The Huffington Post (USA) hailing Chloe as ‘a beacon of empowerment for young women’.
Claiming that she writes music as a method of healing because she “can’t afford therapy or hot yoga” Bodur’s songs are poetic, personal and refreshing.
After releasing debut single ‘Glory’ in November 2017, Bodur sold out her own headline shows in London and Brighton, supported Puma Blue on his UK tour and featured on JD. Reids mixtape ‘Tree’ alongside Fatima, Henry Wu and slowthai, all during her first year of releasing music. Bodur here has showcased her relentless work ethic which coupled with ‘soul beyond her years’ makes her an independent artist that refuses to go unnoticed.