Chloe Florence is an emerging, Montreal-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who can trace much of the origins of her music career to growing up in a family of musicians: Her innate ability to visualize a song both instrumentally and lyrically is something that her great-grandmother excelled at.
The emerging Montreal-based artist cites Stevie Nicks, Patti Smith, Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa and Doja Cat as influences on her work. And much like those artists, Florence’s work is centered around authentic songwriting rooted in lived-in personal experience. But she pairs that with a a sound that effortlessly bridges pop and R&B in a way that’s completely her own.
Her latest single, the Lucas Liberatore-produced “Synergy” is a woozy and swooning bop built around wobbling and glistening synth arpeggios, rubbery bass lines and skittering, tweeter and woofer rattling thump paired with well-placed, razor sharp hooks. The production serves as a silky and sumptuous bed for the Montreal-based artist’s sultry, self-assured delivery and a guest spot from Myles Lloyd. The song focuses on a familiar scenario with a lived-in specificity — a situationship that’s seemingly stuck between hook-ups and disguised/hidden feelings.
“Sonically, ‘Synergy’ embodies the tipping point, right before one confesses their feelings for the other. They’re addicted to playing with fire as they haven’t been burned (yet),” Chloe Florence explains. “There are feelings hidden under covers and subliminal messages found between the lines of their late-night conversations – in bed and during late night drives. The lyrics depict the situationship as lustful, mysterious, dangerous, and intense.”
“I knew I wanted to write about this recurring experience, this place I kept getting stuck in while dating,” Florence adds. “It’s a topic I knew a lot of my friends would relate to.”