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“10 Things” - Chloe Lilac | Review

With “10 Things” coming in on the backbone of “Good For You” by Olivia Rodrigo (the song blaring in your speakers and the speakers of EVERYWHERE you went this year), Chloe Lilac tackles the worst break up of all, a girl and her best friend. The lyrics are tongue-in-cheek, short and sweet and come in with snide hits and self-realization ramblings of how sometimes friendships really aren’t meant to be and as you grow older. The theme of the song is the antithesis of the message of the sarcastic Rodrigo hit. In Lilac’s world, it’s a “good for me” mentality, honing in on the toxic traits and counting them off throughout the song.

The song’s title is a play on “10 Things I Hate About You” and the single’s cover has Lilac in the signature late 90’s wispy tulle dress finished off with big black boots. There’s no arguing that the song is pop at its roots but the isolated guitar strumming and some of the dark brooding nature to the lyrics give off the vibes of the notoriously grunge-y Katarina Statford from the film. The attitude from the lyrics can be heard in just Lilac’s vocals alone. It’s the ultimate breakup and has the sound to let you know that this was a bad one.

Brooklyn-based artist Chloe Lilac’s sophomore EP, DOUCHEBAG is the culmination of a period of unprecedented growth for the rising artist. It is the result of her hard look inward and is a fearless, anthemic collection of tracks intended to inspire raw strength. The EP features string of standout singles that have solidified Chloe's place as a veritable force among rising alt/pop artists. She kicked off 2020 with "HERE'S YOUR SONG," which saw critical love from outlets such as The FADER and UPROXX, who noted the track "shows another side of Lilac — one that’s more introspective." "OBVIOUS" followed, which was praised by MTV News for its "explosive confidence" and sparked Refinery29 to proclaim, "Lilac is so talented that I can barely stand it." Punk-inspired "MODERATION" touched on Chloe's struggle with mental health, a track which PAPER called "instantly anthemic." Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, the now 18-year-old Chloe's humble roots of sneaking out to perform on the streets of NYC by age 13 continue to inspire her artistry. Chloe began releasing songs in 2017 with her first-ever release, “Reckless," breaking the Top 5 on the U.S. Spotify Viral Chart. Chloe toured extensively in 2019 including direct support runs with mxmtoon and Tessa Violet as well as headline dates in NYC and L.A. Chloe also performed at SXSW 2019 and has toured with other rising artists including Charlotte Lawrence, Sasha Sloan, and Rejjie Snow.

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