"Luxurious sound and frank honesty - somewhere between these two poles you'll find the real Chloe Bodur, a talent coming fully into bloom." ~ Clash Magazine
Born in North West 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 and D’angelo to BadBadNotGood, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler The Creator and The Internet.
Having studied 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 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’, Bodur sold out her own headline shows in London and Brighton, supported Puma Blue, Rosie Lowe and Yazmin Lacy on their UK tours and featured on JD. Reids mixtape ‘Tree’ alongside slowthai, Henry Wu and Fatima. Bodur’s second single ‘Billie’ caught the attention of BBC Radio 1, Radio 6 and 1xtra and lead to Bodur’s inclusion in Red Bull’s 2019 Polyrhytmn series, highlighting the best live acts within the UK Jazz scene. Bodur’s release ‘Money Is My Medicine’ was awarded Jamz Supernova’s no.1 EP live on BBC Radio 1xtra and was featured in CLASH magazine.
Since then Bodur has performed at the Jazz Cafe for two consecutive nights as first support and will have her second London headline show at the Pickle Factory in April. Her latest single ‘Talking to the Walls’ featuring Ebi Soda has continued supported from BBC Radio 1xtra, BBC Asian Network, NTS, Worldwide FM and Rinse FM. Also featuring a remix from one of jazz and souls heavyweights Ash Walker.
In the short time Bodur has been releasing music, she has showcased her relentless work ethic which coupled with ‘soul beyond her years’ makes her an independent artist that refuses to go unnoticed.
22-year old Bodur conveys crippling solitude and our contemporary state of ennui through lucid, dreamlike prose - her honeyed cadence gliding over a jazz-tinged, bossa nova soundscapre. A saccharine treat with a dark undertow. ~ Clash Magazine
AGENT: Darren James-Thomas