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18 Questions with Chloe Star

1883 Magazine sits down with Chloe Star to discuss her latest single "Wasted Youth", visiting London, and more.

18 Questions with introduces 1883 readers to the brightest young artists, actors, creatives and beyond. From childhood memories and guilty pleasures to their latest ventures and upcoming projects, our goal is to bring you closer to the people who inspire and entertain us.

Chloe Star is a fast-rising singer, songwriter, and visual artist with Persian and Native American roots. Based in LA, Star is quickly making a name for herself thanks to her unapologetically fierce vocals, gritty rock instrumentals, and pop influences. Recently the musician dropped the anthemic tune “Wasted Youth” and has teased fans with its forthcoming music video which lands on April 26.

1883 Magazine sits down with Chloe Star to discuss her latest single “Wasted Youth”, visiting London, and more.

What’s one exciting thing that happened to you this week?

My trailer for my music video dropped this week! I am so excited for the “Wasted Youth” music video to drop on April 26th. I am so ready to share this story with the world.

What was the last thing you read? 

 Aside from reading this question LOL  – I’ve been reading my Wasted Youth Journals – which is a platform I made for people to share their “Wasted Youth” stories. It’s an online platform where people anonymously share their story which will eventually turn into a virtual book. I’ve felt like so many people have held space to allow me to share my story that it was only right for everyone else to get the chance to get vulnerable and share theirs.

Favourite memory growing up? 

I grew up back and forth from my family’s Native Reservation and Los Angeles. So everytime we would be on the reservation I was always hanging out with my cousins and we always had the best time. Anything from catching frogs in the creek to riding dirt bikes around the rez. I will always hold those memories close to me. I’d go back to that time any day!! Those were the best memories as a kid.

Where was the last place you travelled to? 

Vegas! I spend a lot of time in vegas. My dad and brother live out there so I visit as much as I can. I love spending time with my niece and nephew. I am definitely the fun, gay aunt lmao.

What was the last thing that made you laugh?

I can’t go into detail about it but I was on a facetime call with my friend and he was telling me about how his tinder date went. I will let your imagination take control there. LMAO Let’s just say I was crying because of how funny it was.

What’s your nighttime ritual?

Self-care every night before bed. I shower every night before bed, put on something cozy, usually just an oversized T-shirt, wash my face, moisturize, red light therapy, retinol, take some melatonin, quiet my mind by doing a five-minute breathing exercise, get my dogs in bed, text my family goodnight and go to sleep!

Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list? 

 Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin and Andy Warhol

Favourite quote from a film or TV show?

“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” – Rocky

What’s your go-to karaoke song? 

“Before he cheats” by Carrie Underwood.

Favourite item in your closet?  

My collection of VANS. 

You’ve said that your latest track “Wasted Youth” was written in a very vulnerable session, what helped you find the courage to open up about the experience you discuss in the song?

I truly just felt like it was time to talk about it. It’s been 10 years since that experience and I’ve done a lot of healing around it. I think what’s difficult is sometimes when I talk about that time it puts me back in that place I was in emotionally. I felt very safe and comfortable in the sesion which made it easier to open up about. I also wanted to use this story to allow others to open up about things they have a hard time talking about. So with that mind set it made it more organic to be vulnerable. 

As someone who found solace in writing poetry when you were growing up, are there any poets that you adore?

 I am a big fan of Rupi Kaur. 

How would you say your Persian and Native American roots have positively impacted your songwriting talents and musicality, if at all?

I grew up with so many traditions and one of them being my family’s native bird songs. I was always taught that music is storytelling. We use music to tell stories. That is something that has impacted my songwriting process. I was taught we always sing with purpose and I live by that today. 

You’re coming to London very soon, apart from collaborating with producers and other creatives, is there anything you really want to do or see when you’re in the city?

I am excited to be around the fashion there. I love UK fashion and I am just excited to get inspired creatively. I definitely want to check out some thrift stores while I am there. 

As a music fan yourself, what’s the best gig you’ve ever been to and how would you like to develop your own live show?

Seeing Red Hot Chilli Peppers was definitely life changing. The energy they had on the stage was unmatched. That energy is something I wish to give off at all my shows. Also I really enjoyed seeing NF live. I felt like I was watching a movie the entire time. His set was very theatrical which was interesting, especially for someone in the genre of music. I want the listener to feel like they’re going on a journey with me. I want my shows to always feel like an out of body experience. 

What has been your proudest moment of your career so far?

 The feeling of finding my sound and feeling my most authentic self as an artist. I don’t feel like I am trying, everything just feels right at home. I feel like I have done so much experimenting creatively and finally found myself.

Your debut EP is in the works, is there anything you can tell our readers about it?

 Be ready to fucking rock. 

Finally, what would you like to manifest for yourself throughout the next year and why?

I want to be on tour! There’s nothing I enjoy more than being on stage and meeting people. I love connecting with an audience and performing. I would do anything to be doing that every night.

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