Cloe Wilder shows talent beyond her years, her new song "Homesick" feels especially nostalgic. Her voice is effortless and graceful and the lyrics feel so wistful and honest. We caught up with Cloe to talk about the new song, what's inspiring her lately, and what keeps her motivated.
Tell me about your song "Homesick." What's the story behind it?
Cloe Wilder: I wrote "Homesick" with Sam Nicolosi when I was 16. I was starting to spend more time in LA, but it was making me feel so isolated. I had never experienced that before. This song is about everything I started to miss about home. Little things, like getting a sunburn and driving my car.
What has been inspiring you lately?
Cloe Wilder: I'm finally getting more stories to tell. I love writing about moments in my life. I'm very inspired by the people around me, but I write about myself the most!
How do you feel like your music has progressed and changed with each new release?
Cloe Wilder: The changes in my music have been so exciting for me. I love growing with my songs and seeing where they take me. I've matured as an artist, and I think I have my very own sound now; my own style of writing and storytelling.
What songs are on constant rotation for you right now?
Cloe Wilder: "40 Day Dream" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, "Hallucinogenics" by Matt Maeson, "Midnight City" by M83, "Boys Of Faith" by Zach Bryan feat. Bon Iver, "Maroon" by Taylor Swift, and lots more.
What has been the biggest challenge for you in your career?
Cloe Wilder: Trusting myself has been difficult. Now, I'm surrounding myself with the right people that allow me to do that. It gets easier as I get older.
How do you stay motivated?
Cloe Wilder: It really comes down to the love of music. That always pulls me back in.
What's your best piece of advice for your younger self?
Cloe Wilder: Remember why you love it. You're going to have so much fun.